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CVS repository of this tool here is done from SubVersion repository using this tool. So, it works for me :-) YMMV
Documentation is also embeded in script, and you can view it by calling perldoc svn2cvs.pl.
svn2cvs - save subversion commits to (read-only) cvs repository
./svn2cvs.pl SVN_URL CVSROOT CVSREPOSITORY
Usage example (used to self-host this script):
./svn2cvs.pl file:///home/dpavlin/private/svn/svn2cvs/trunk/ \
This script will allows you to commit changes made to Subversion repository to
(read-only) CVS repository manually or from Subversion's
It's using .svnrev file (which will be created on first run) in
CVSROOT/CVSREPOSITORY to store last Subversion revision which was
committed into CVS.
One run will do following things:
If checkout fails for some reason (e.g. flaky ssh connection), you will
still have valid CVS repository, so all you have to do is run svn2cvs.pl
``Cheap'' copy operations in Subversion are not at all cheap in CVS. They will
create multiple copies of files in CVS repository!
This script assume that you want to sync your
trunk (or any other
directory for that matter) directory with CVS, not root of your subversion.
This might be considered bug, but since common practise is to have
branches in svn and source code in them, it's
not serious limitation.
Subversion http://subversion.tigris.org/ version control system that is a
compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community.
cvs2svn http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/ converts a CVS repository to a
Subversion repository. It is designed for one-time conversions, not for
repeated synchronizations between CVS and Subversion.
Versions of this utility are actually Subversion repository revisions,
so they might not be in sequence.
First release available to public
Addition of comprehensive documentation, fixes for quoting in commit
messages, and support for skipping changes which are not under current
Subversion checkout root (e.g. branches).
Support for importing your svn into empty CVS repository (it will first
create module and than dump all revisions).
Group commit operations to save round-trips to CVS server.
Documentation improvements and other small fixes.
Fixed path deduction (overlap between Subversion reporistory and CVS checkout).
update -d instead of checkout after import.
Added fixes by Paul Egan <firstname.lastname@example.org> for XMLin and fixing working
Rewritten import from revision 0 to empty repository, better importing
of deep directory structures, initial support for recovery from partial
Dobrica Pavlinusic <email@example.com>
This product is licensed under GNU Public License (GPL) v2 or later.