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Re: cvs2svn, branch and tag with the same name

From: Tobias Ringstrom <tobias_at_ringstrom.mine.nu>
Date: 2004-02-20 18:46:09 CET

Craig L. Ching wrote:
>>>Where in cvs2svn.py does this error happen? Grepping for the string
>>>doesn't find any matches. What should I be looking for in the ,v
>>>file? I don't see anything funny in this file, could the error be a
>>Line 289 of r8674 of cvs2svn.py.
> Yep, thanks, found it. Now, I have a question. We appear to really have a tag and a branch with the same name. The creator of them should be shot (neither name conforms to our standards, we prefix all tags with T_ and all branches with B_ for CVS, thankfully we can ditch that nomenclature with svn), but, that said, why does Subversion care? If it can differentiate that one is a branch and the other is a tag, couldn't it "Do the Right Thing(tm)?" Not that I really care, I'm going to delete both the tag and branch in this case, this is more for my curiosity ;-)

[Your mail client needs to wrap those long lines]

What *is* the right thing to do? It's likely that the person who
created it made a mistake, but did he intend to have a tag or a
branch? Or was it really his intention to use it as a branch in one
part of the repository, and as a tag in another part?

I think manual intervention is neccessary here, and until (if ever)
cvs2svn.py has a feature to let the user override these things during
conversion, you will have to fix the CVS repository before you start.


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