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Re: cvs tag renaming after repo copy



On 2008.02.28 14:58:53 +0100, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org> writes:
> > John Polstra has made a script (Fixtags) for it which we use for the
> > FreeBSD repository.  I don't think he has any problems with it being
> > distributed, but as it doesn't have a copyright statement i just want
> > to ask before I distribute it...
> 
> Uh...  I wrote a replacement for that in 2001 (~des/bin/fixtags.pl).
> I'm surprised you still use John's version, which is excruciatingly
> slow, since 1) it's a shell script, 2) it's a *recursive* shell script,
> 3) it runs rcs twice for every modified tag.

If it ain't borken :-).  Speed is rarely an issue since the CVS master
server is fast, and most of the time only a few files are copied.

For other intersted parties I got OK from John Polstra to put his
script online with std. BSD license so it can now be found at
http://people.freebsd.org/~simon/scripts/Fixtags .

In case anyone is interested I put the script I use for repo-copies at
FreeBSD.org online as
http://people.freebsd.org/~simon/scripts/cvs_repo_copy .  The script
probably need to be adjusted to local config and use at your own risk
etc - but it hasn't done anything bad for me yet :-).

-- 
Simon L. Nielsen
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