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Re: Exe files corrupted in SVN after import from CVS

From: Bo Berglund <bo.berglund_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:42:37 +0100

On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:03:51 +0100, Branko ?ibej <brane_at_apache.org>

>But the moral of this whole story is this: After any major surgery on a
>version control system — and conversion from one system to another is
>certainly major — one should thoroughly verify the result before
>bringing it into production.

you are completely right and now I am considering to go the extreme
way and *only* put the latest HEAD revision on TRUNK for all projects
into SVN. Basically taking a snapshot at the time I closed down CVS
and import that into svn.

So I wonder if there is a way to automate this?
Do you (or anyone else reading this) know if cvs2svn can be set to
only deal with the HEAD revision of files on TRUNK when creating the
dump files?
I still want the target projects to be first-level directories in the
resulting svn repository (I am dealing with 8-9 CVS repositories
here). So the stuff I have put at the end of my options file must
still work:

# 1)List all projects automatically
import os
cvs_repo_main_dir = '/home/bosse/CVSREPOS/' + inputreponame
projects = os.listdir(cvs_repo_main_dir)

# 2) Probably you don't want to convert CVSROOT:

# 3) Now loop projects and add to conversion list
for project in projects:
        cvs_repo_main_dir + '/' + project,
        trunk_path=(project + '/trunk'),
        branches_path=(project + '/branches'),
        tags_path=(project + '/tags'),

This part is what I think makes cvs2svn scan the top level and create
a train of svn commands to stuff those projects into svn with tags and

And I would like to get this done with some automation also, but for
HEAD only...

I found an option like this:
ctx.trunk_only = False

Setting it to True will make the conversion only include TRUNK
revisions AFAICT.

But I did not find anything like:
ctx.head_only = True

This option (if it existed) would make the conversion simpler by only
considering the HEAD revision of every RCS file.

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden
Received on 2018-01-22 21:43:20 CET

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