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Re: RCS 2 SVN Conversion

From: Michael Haggerty <mhagger_at_alum.mit.edu>
Date: 2007-09-11 15:28:01 CEST

Troy Curtis Jr wrote:
> On 9/6/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 9/6/07, Dong Jiwei <dongjiwei@keithley.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Currently my team are using RCS to manage all the script files. We
>>> want to change the Revision management system to SVN, but the repository is
>>> very big, the file directory are a little deep.
>>> Is there any good tool that can automatically convert the RCS
>>> repository to SVN?
>>> I have checked the rcs2svn.pl, but I am not good at perl, there is
>>> error message that I can not solve.
>> Try cvs2svn and organizing your files in such a way that cvs2svn can
>> process them.
> To further expand on Erik's instructions. CVS basically uses RCS and
> as such RCS->CVS is extremely easy. Simply take all the RCS file
> under the RCS directory in your working copy, move them up a directory
> and then delete the now empty RCS directory. Remeber to always make a
> backup before doing these kinds of things. Now, you have a cvs
> repository (or as much of one as cvs2svn.pl needs).

The only other thing that cvs2svn needs is a "CVSROOT" directory within
the top level of the repository. The directory can be empty.


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