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Re: CVS from RCS?

From: Laine Stump
Subject: Re: CVS from RCS?
Date: 16 Apr 2001 17:50:30 -0400
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address@hidden writes:

> Id like to add that if I remember correctly, it is possible to
> create RCS files that will not be usable in CVS.  For one example,
> if you have revisions of the form 1.x.y.z then is it not the case
> that these will confuse CVS?

We did that (ie, converted a bunch of files having revisions like
"" fomr SCCS to RCS, then put them into a CVS repository) at a
previous place I worked, and encountered no problems. (Note that when
we wanted to create new branches after this point, we did it in the
normal CVS manner).

AFAIK, the only numeric branches that CVS treats in a special manner
are 1) the 1.1.1 branch, which is used for vendor imports, and 2)
branches ending in ".0.x", whre "x" is some even number - in case (2),
this isn't a problem, because RCS would never create a branch or
revision with "0" as one of its components.

It *is* entirely possible that someone might have created a 1.1.1
branch in RCS to use for "normal" purposes. I think this might cause
problems IFF the file had no revision beyond 1.1 on the trunk (since a
checkout of the trunk from CVS would give you the tip of the 1.1.1
branch rather than rev 1.1)

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