[cvsnt] Re: Porting over Module from Linux to CvsNT

karel chaloupka karel.chaloupka at lmco.com
Tue Jul 1 23:38:06 BST 2003

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It worked!

Thank you very much

Bo Berglund wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 19:32:34 +0000 (UTC), karel.chaloupka at lmco.com
> (Karel Chaloupka) wrote:

> >I'm trying to import a module that was zipped up from a Linux box into
> >cvsNT via WinCVS. During the import filter I get sever ERRORS. The message
> >states that several files have escape characters in them and there are
> >alot of files listed. Is this possible what I'm trying to do? I need to
> >get this respository off of this LINUX box. I can just checkout the files
> >and create a new module using WinCVS, but then I'll loose all of my
> >previous versions... Can anyone suggest something.
> >
> First: forget about WinCvs!!!
> Managing the server is not what WinCvs is designed for, it is a client
> GUI frontend, nothing more. You must do all of this from the console
> of the CVSNT server.

> To move a repository from a Linux machine to CVSNT do as follows:
> 1. On Linux TAR up the entire directory tree starting from the cvs
> repository top. You don't need the CVSROOT directory because the admin
> file contents will be different anyway on CVSNT.

> 2. Move/copy the TAR archive over to the CVSNT server PC.

> 3. In CVSNT control panel go to the Repositories tab and add a new
> repository. Navigate to a suitable place on the CVSNT server where you
> want the Linux repo to be located. Let CVSNT initialize the
> repository. Stop and Strat the CVS service.

> 4. Open the TAR file in WinZip and go to the tab
> Options/Configuration/Miscellaneous. Make sure to *UNCHECK* the item
> 'TAR file smart CR/LF conversion'! Failing this will corrupt the
> repository!

> 5. Extract all module folders and files into the newly created CVSNT
> repository while preserving the folder structure (Use folder names in
> WinZip).

> 6. Now you are basically done and your Linux repository should be
> accessible via the CVSNT server including all past revisions!

> You will note that the history is now gone, it is stored inside the
> CVSROOT folder, which was not TARed. If you like you can simply copy
> this file over from the Linux repository into the CVSNT CVSROOT folder
> but it is not essential for CVS operations so it is your call if you
> want this. If so you should do this before you start using the
> repository, because as soon as you do CVSNT will start building its
> own history file.

> /Bo
> (Bo Berglund, developer in Sweden)

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