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Re: cvs2svn with branches and tags

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-02-19 01:42:26 CET

Ross Boylan <ross@biostat.ucsf.edu> writes:

> I'm interested in converting some cvs repositories to svn. They have
> some branching and tagging, and I saw the note on the man page that
> cvs2svn doesn't handle this. On the other hand, some discussion on this
> list late last year indicates that it does.
> I'm running svn 0.37 on Debian GNU/Linux, so I think that's pretty
> recent. Is this just a case where the man page hasn't been updated? Or
> is such an update a risky move? (Risk = won't work at all, or will lose
> some of the information).

Actually, cvs2svn has gotten much better about its support for tags
and branches recently. But I'd only run a "trunk" version, not the
0.37 code.

> By the way, some of the repositories were managed by WinCVS from a few
> years ago. I believe that poses no additional challenges, but please
> let me know if I'm wrong. For example, the repository line endings are
> Unix style.

I don't recall hearing of any particular badness with WinCVS.

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