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[Savannah-hackers-public] Re: converting gnulib: cvs to git

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: converting gnulib: cvs to git
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 15:58:50 +0100

Hi Sylvain,

As you know, we want to convert gnulib to use git soon.  I'd like
to use coreutils as a testbed for that.  Currently, the coreutils
master repo is a git one.  I manually run a script to mirror its
changes to a cvs repo on my local system.  Then, I rsync that
repo to Bob's system ( from which Savannah regularly
rsync-pulls updates to keep the Savannah coreutils CVS repository
up to date.  These contortions are because I don't allow inbound
rsync access to my development systems, and back when we set
this up, that was the only other way to update such a repository.

I'd like to change things so that whenever I git-push a new
coreutils change-set to Savannah, a git update hook will mirror
that change into the CVS repository on Savannah.  I've done
experiments already, and my modified .git/hook/update script
does the job just fine.

Here are some of the things needed to accomplish this:

  - a directory on in which to keep a cvs-checked-out
    copy of coreutils (this is a prerequisite because my implementation
    uses git-cvsexportcommit).  A cvs coreutils checkout requires
    less than 10MB.
  - I suppose that directory should have sticky-group perms allowing
    write by people with coreutils push access.
  - coordinate these two steps:
    * stop the coreutils-rsync from
    * enable the git->cvs hook

Does that sound workable?

Finally, is there a place on Savannah where files like this update
hook script are version controlled?

Happy holidays!


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