From: Junio C Hamano <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Reuben Thomas <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Fwd: git-cvsimport documentation improvement Date: Sun, 09 May 2021 17:39:07 +0900 [thread overview] Message-ID: <email@example.com> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAOnWdog6k04pPdK1+n45x=+dXpSsqC_FUZhCBJqcAEd=n4dZpA@mail.gmail.com> (Reuben Thomas's message of "Sun, 9 May 2021 08:30:31 +0100") Reuben Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > The git-cvsimport docs say: > > WARNING: git cvsimport uses cvsps version 2, which is considered > deprecated; it does not work with cvsps version 3 and later. If you > are performing a one-shot import of a CVS repository consider using > cvs2git or cvs-fast-export. > > However, I can find no trace of cvsps version 3. The latest seems to > be 2.2, which is marked as a pre-release, and cvsps 2.1 seems to be > the most commonly packaged version. > > I understand that it's still better to use other tools than git > cvsimport, but perhaps the warning could be better worded; for > example: > > WARNING: git cvsimport uses cvsps, which is considered deprecated. If > you are performing a one-shot import of a CVS repository consider > using cvs2git or cvs-fast-export. The text comes from this commit early in 2013. Perhaps there was cvsps 3 back then? commit 1187ec99b93aefc3bfb6e360d285245745e1e390 Author: John Keeping <email@example.com> Date: Thu Jan 24 19:18:45 2013 +0000 git-cvsimport.txt: cvsps-2 is deprecated git-cvsimport relies on version 2 of cvsps and does not work with the new version 3. Since cvsps 3.x does not currently work as well as version 2 for incremental import, document this fact. Specifically, there is no way to make new git-cvsimport that supports cvsps 3.x and have a seamless transition for existing users since cvsps 3.x needs a time from which to continue importing and git-cvsimport does not save the time of the last import or import into a specific namespace so there is no safe way to calculate the time of the last import. Signed-off-by: John Keeping <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <email@example.com> diff --git a/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt b/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt index 98d9881d7e..fd1e613d95 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt @@ -18,6 +18,12 @@ SYNOPSIS DESCRIPTION ----------- +*WARNING:* `git cvsimport` uses cvsps version 2, which is considered +deprecated; it does not work with cvsps version 3 and later. If you are +performing a one-shot import of a CVS repository consider using +link:http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/cvs2git.html[cvs2git] or +link:https://github.com/BartMassey/parsecvs[parsecvs]. + Imports a CVS repository into git. It will either create a new repository, or incrementally import into an existing one. Search engine found this hit for "cvsps version 3" https://archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/cvsps/ which suggested that another place to be looked at, which was https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/cvsps/ which then led to http://www.catb.org/esr/cvsps/ In any case, at this point both 2 and 3 haven't seen any active maintenance for quite some time.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-05-09 8:39 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top [not found] <CAOnWdogqShYMmZLAYvGnKVLdxPj8fYy4a2BZ-Mhe-kSKqQhv9Q@mail.gmail.com> 2021-05-09 7:30 ` Reuben Thomas 2021-05-09 8:39 ` Junio C Hamano [this message] 2021-05-09 18:05 ` Eric Sunshine
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