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RE: Migrate NT CVS to Linux CVS

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: Migrate NT CVS to Linux CVS
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 22:12:33 +1000

Please post questions about CVSNT to the CVSNT newsgroup:

CVSNT runs on Linux as well - and as Jason pointed out it has a
different repository format to CVS so to maintain your history you
should run CVSNT on Linux.



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Subject: Migrate NT CVS to Linux CVS

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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