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Re: Moving a CVSNT Repository to Linux.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Moving a CVSNT Repository to Linux.
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 14:06:07 -0400 (EDT)

Carter Thompson writes:
> I'm going to help a friend move his CVSNT repository from Windows 2000
> to Linux.  Knowing that we'd like to preserve the history and copy
> all the RCS files to the new machine what problems can I expect,
> including
> line endings (LF,CR).  What's the best method of solving this problem?

You shouldn't have many problems, the RCS file format is not platform
specific.  Just be sure to copy the RCS files in binary mode rather than
text mode.  On the other hand, you probably do want to copy the text
files from CVSROOT (the checked out copies of the administrative files,
history, passwd, config, val-tags, etc.) in text mode or convert them
from DOS line endings to Unix line endings afterwards.  A quick way to
fix up the checked out copies of the administrative files is just to run
"cvs init" on the new repository -- that will check them all out again.

-Larry Jones

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