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Re: Q: when will cvs2svn handle branches and tags?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-01-12 14:30:07 CET

Michael, would you be willing to write up a patch for
project_faq.html, something like "How can I convert my CVS repository
to Subversion?" The information below seems like it ought to be
captured in our FAQ...


Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za> writes:
> CC'ing users@subversion.tigris.org
> cvs2svn.py is not the only conversion utility. As others have
> mentioned, cvs2svn.py does do branches and tags, but has bugs. Try it
> out. If it works for you, that's great, but if it doesn't, you might
> want to try a conversion utility with a different set of features (and
> possibly bugs) :)
> refinecvs can be found here:
> http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svnusers/archive-2003-11/0473.shtml
> http://lev.serebryakov.spb.ru/refinecvs/
> There's also one based on VCP (the perl based module for converting
> between various version control systems):
> http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svn/archive-2003-06/0342.shtml
> http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svnusers/archive-2003-08/0041.shtml
> I see VCP is mentioned on the Subversion links page, but refinecvs is
> not:
> http://subversion.tigris.org/project_links.html
> I have nothing to do with cvs2svn.py, refinecvs or VCP. I have tried
> out cvs2svn.py and refinecvs. They both seem to work for me, but do
> things differently.
> On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 01:05:37PM -0700, Hamilton Link wrote:
> [snip]
> > repository by hand, or leave legacy systems in CVS. Also, it's not
> > clear from the cvs2svn.py descriptions if it is possible to convert
> > individual cvs modules in a repository, or if the CVSROOT/modules file
> > will be considered in the future.
> [snip]
> cvs2svn.py can convert a whole CVS repository or (almost) any arbitrary
> subtree of one. You can't convert an individual RCS file, though. You
> have to put it in a directory and convert the directory.
> --
> Michael Wood <mwood@its.uct.ac.za>
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