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Re: Migrating from CVS to RCS

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: Migrating from CVS to RCS
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 19:50:03 GMT
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In article <address@hidden>, Sung-taek Lim wrote:
>Hello, I want a software project to migrate from CVS to RCS.

This is an extremely misguided idea. What is the reason for doing a
thing like that?

>Just creating symbolic link to cvs repository as 'RCS' seemed to be enough.
>But the problem occurs when I check out a branch revision with symbolic

[ snip ]

>Can anyone please explain about this? Thanks in advance.

The explanation is that RCS isn't CVS, so why do you expect it to be
able to deal with every nuance of the data format used by CVS?

Branching in CVS is substantially different.

If RCS could do everything that CVS can, why would people use CVS?

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