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Re: CVS to Subversion Migration

From: Irfan Sayed <irfu.sayed_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 11:45:09 +0530

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 5:16 PM, Geir Engebakken <geir.engebakken_at_edb.com>wrote:

> What we have done is as first step create a full dump of the CVS
> repository, then use the svndumpfilter to filter out paths we don’t want,
> i.e. old branches, tags and some times large lib folders containing jar
> files that we from now on want to access from a maven repository. As
> svndumpfilter is a little bit dumb, it has problems when some nodes have
> been copied from filtered-away nodes, so then we have to include those as
> well.
>
>
>
> Geir
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Weintraub [mailto:qazwart_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: 20. mai 2009 17:17
> To: Mark-E
> Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: CVS to Subversion Migration
>
> cvs2svn does a good job at importing tags and branches. You specify in
> the configuration file or on the command line how to setup the
> branches and tags, and cvs2svn follows it well.
>
> In fact, what we did was remove lots of the old tags than no longer
> made sense. I wrote a Perl script to go through the CVS files removing
> these tags. Then, we did the conversion.
>
> What you might want to do is have cvs2svn throw the CVS tags in a
> directory like tags/CVS instead of just tags, and then copy over the
> tags that you want to keep to the tags directory itself. That way, the
> tags directory isn't filled with thousands of tags that mean nothing
> to the developers.
>
> We should have done that. That would have been easier than
> manipulating the CVS files in the first place.
>
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Mark-E <meramo_at_hbs.edu> wrote:
> > Thanks to everyone for their replies. I do have another question
> concerning
> > cvs2svn.
> >
> > We have a lot of tags and branches in our CVS repository and I was
> wondering
> > when using the cvs2svn script if it will import tags and branches
> properly.
> >
> > For example, I want to setup the repository in the defaults format of
> >
> > project foo
> > - trunk
> > - branches
> > - tags
> >
> > When I export a project from CVS that has say 10 tags, I would hope that
> the
> > cvs2svn script will see each tag and build them out properly in the tags
> > folder.
> >
> > Can anyone provide we with some real life details on how this might have
> > worked for them. Thanks!
> >
> > Regards,
> > Mark
> >
> >
> >
> > We do this, no problem at all.
> >
> > Geir
> >
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 Hi All,

 I have gone to all mail threads i found that cvs2svn tool is a great fro
migration. can somebody please point me from wherer i can download this tool
and start the migration??

Please advice

Regards
Irf

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