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RE: Migrate NT CVS to Linux CVS

From: Jason Sicotte
Subject: RE: Migrate NT CVS to Linux CVS
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 11:36:14 -0400

What do you mean by "windows based CVS"?   I will assume you mean a CVSNT
managed repo.  And by "Linux CVS server" I assume you mean the nongnu cvs
server.  If this is the case, your going to have even more issues then the
history file.  An example would be that CVSNT stores binary file deltas,
unlike the cvsgnu CVS implementation.  Also, CVSNT stores auto merge points,
and I have no idea how this works with regular CVS.  If you want to make
your reop managed under Linux, I believe that CVSNT has a Linux flavor of
their server that you can download.

> I know there must be more information on this out there, and 
> I apologize in advance for not being able to find it.  :)
> I'm trying to move a Windows based CVS repository to a Linux 
> CVS server.  I copied the repo and after fixing some 
> permissions things seem to work OK with the WinCVS client.  
> One of the requirements of this is that I have to keep the 
> history intact.
> Problems come up when try to setup viewcvs or cvsweb.  These 
> use the RCS GNU utils (specifically rlog).  rlog can't deal 
> with something in
> the history files.   I get an "unknown expand mode u" error when I run
> it from the command line.  I found some postings indicating 
> that this error is due to issues with CVSNT and how it makes 
> the files.
> So...what I'm hoping for is some utility or method to move a 
> repository from Windows to Linux and clean up whatever 
> badness exists from windows.  Has anyone attempted this?  Any 
> thoughts or help are appreciated.

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