[cvsnt] Problems migrating CVS to CVSNT

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Nov 20 15:48:54 GMT 2008

xavier wrote:
> Hi all,
>  I'm preparing a migration from CVS to CVSNT in our job. We are arround 10
> people working over CVS. We use Tortoise to syncronize. 
>  The process to migrate works right on a Virtual Machine with the same
> system as our server (Debian). 
>  The problem is, before the migration, I can see the edited files, but not
> after it. I've seen that with CVS, the modified file is fileattr but with
> CVSNT is fileattr.xml. 
>  Is there any way to say CVSNT to read the no xml file or an automatic way
> to convert fileattr to fileattr.xml or maybe a way to sync both files?
>  Thanks in advance.
>    Xavier Sureda
CVSNT will attempt a conversion the first time it sees a fileattr file, 
however best practice is to start with an idle repository with no edits, 
to avoid problems.


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