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Re: Moving CVS to SVN - multiple repositories with different permissions

From: Bo Berglund <bo.berglund_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:16:21 -0500

On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:54:51 -0500, Bo Berglund
<bo.berglund_at_gmail.com> wrote:

>But now I have to deal with 6 different CVSROOT directories too...
>Is cvs2svn using the CVSROOT directory during conversion or can they
>be removed from the source so as not confusing the operation?
>Or do I need to use the cvsnt cvs.exe during conversion and does that
>in such a case need these admin files in CVSROOT?

I found a post on the net stating that CVSROOT directory *is*
necessary but that cvs2svn does not use any info therein during

However, I believe that I need to use the flag --use-cvs in order to
parse the CVSNT repository properly and this might mean that cvs
itself will use CVSROOT for something.
And then I have the problem of stuffing projects from the 6 different
repositories into SVN: Which CVSROOT should be used during conversion?
Or can all of them be there at the same time?

CVSNT specific stuff:
I realized that I have used one CVSNT specific item and this is the
keyword -kbx, which means that some binary files have been marked as
binary with the exclusive editing flag. Typically this involves
Microsoft Office documents and PDF:s, which we did not want any two
persons simultaneously editing since they could not be merged.

Can cvs2svn deal with the -kbx keyword, for example by treating it as
Or will these files be in any way corrupted by the conversion?

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden
Received on 2017-11-14 14:16:47 CET

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