[cvsnt] Moving from cvsnt to cvs

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Mon Apr 28 21:42:47 BST 2003

Rebhan, Gilbert wrote:

> Is it possible to simply switch a repository from
> cvsnt under Win to cvs under AIX ?

In theory.  Standard cvs doesn't support Unicode so you can't copy
any files that use that, and of course all the extra attributes won't be
honoured, but it can work.

> I want to copy the files from existing repository to the
> new one, including the passwordfile for access via pserver.

You won't be able to use any of the files in the CVSROOT directory (except
the ,v files possibly) because they use a mixture of line endings
(especially passwd, which tends to be CR/LF).  It's better to start with an
empty repository and just copy the source modules, then rebuild all the
administrative files manually.


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