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Fwd: mime-types

From: Hari Kodungallur <hkodungallur_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-02-07 20:33:07 CET

Forwarding to the group. (Hit the Reply instead of Reply All which
sent email only to Karl)

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On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 19:42:30 -0800 (PST), kfogel@collab.net
<kfogel@collab.net> wrote:
> I think it would be better for one to write a script to do that check
> on the CVS repository, and set -kb. cvs2svn's job is to accurately
> convert the data it finds.

In principle, I agree with you that its always better to fix the files
in the CVS.

Having said that, my guess is that this happens too often in CVS (that
there are binary files that are not -kb). I can not see any reason why
anyone would save a text file with a jar or zip extension. And so, my
suggestion to have a fix in the cvs2svn was aimed only at ease of use
and to save some time. I bet that there will be cases where the CVS
repository will be converted only to find that some binaries were
courrpted. The result being that the conversion has to take place all
over again.
If there was an option for cvs2svn to pass a list of files to be
considered as binary files, then potentially a large number of users
will save themselves time writing scripts to convert their CVS binary
files to have -kb switch. And, in some cases, also save time by not
having to convert the respository twice (because they noticed the
corrupted files only after cvs2svn conversion).

My 2c.


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