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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] importing cvs repo

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] importing cvs repo
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 13:43:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 12:41:09AM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> Sylvain,
> looks stale,
> still talks about vserver.
> I know someone is going to ask us to do this soon (Winfriend B for
> dataexplorer) and was hoping someone other than you would be able to
> help.
> On a similar front, is
> (ie, run
> ~/infra/maintenance/ + mlists + web) ok for us mortals
> to use?  The script looks like it's been updated, but thought I should
> check.  Winfried is going to ask us to do that too (gde ->
> dataexplorer).

They work as in "they are run with root privileges and may destroy
data, and you should run them line by line if you feel unsafe".

I have yet to find a way to write such scripts so they run more safely
- the plan is to add the "rename" and "delete" operations in Savane as
first-class operations.

Importing a CVS repository is difficult because there's no standard
way to distribute a CVS repository (unlike SVN that has dumps, for
instance) - the script tries to deal with some corner cases but
usually this requires checking if everything went right after it's


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