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Re: repository adjustment alternatives -- surgery vs. re-creation

From: Jim Hyslop
Subject: Re: repository adjustment alternatives -- surgery vs. re-creation
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 16:21:51 -0500
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Ted Stern wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have taken over management of a CVS repository that was never
> correctly managed.  For example,
>   - It is tracking 3rd party sources but never used a consistent
>     vendor branch tag for imports.  In fact, only one 'import' was done,
>     the initial one, and the vendor was called 'start'.
>   - They didn't understand branches, so "1.2" versions were created
>     for an important branch but never used.
>   - For branching, they made a copy of the entire repository into a
>     new module.
>   - inconsistent branch/tag naming conventions.

If the repository really is such a mess, then you may be further ahead
starting over with a completely clean slate: create a new section of the
repository, and import/add only the HEAD of the current repository.
Whether or not you import/add any existing branches will depend on
whether there's any development currently on those branches, and how
close to completion that development is.

Leave the existing repository as-is, and make it read-only, for
historical reference.

> host for repository reconstruction: cvs 1.11.2  Redhat 9
> pserver host target:                cvs 1.11.6  IRIX64 6.5
> [No, I can't upgrade CVS--I'm constrained by company software support
> policy and host availablility, which is quite strict and limiting].

Host availability I can understand, but software support policy?!? We're
not talking about a mega-buck support contract here, but a free
software. There have been a LOT of bug fixes and security holes patched
since those revisions were released. Try to get your management to see
the value of loosening up their support policy somewhat.

- --
Jim Hyslop
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