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Re: Migrating from CVS to RCS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Migrating from CVS to RCS
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 11:28:26 -0500 (EST)

Sung-taek Lim writes:
> Hello, I want a software project to migrate from CVS to RCS.


> Just creating symbolic link to cvs repository as 'RCS' seemed to be enough.

It's not (as you've discovered).

> name foo. When I tries to check out the same file with the symbolic name
> 'foo'
> using rcs, it complains that it cannot find revision 1.7.0.

RCS doesn't understand CVS's magic branch numbers.  In RCS, when you
create a branch, it automatically creates a new revision of the file on
the branch; CVS doesn't do that, it just creates a tag with a "magic"
number in it.  If you insist on using RCS, I think you'll have to
checkout each branch with CVS and force a commit for each file that
hasn't been committed on the branch (or you could just do it for all the

-Larry Jones

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