Re: gnome & subversion

Max Bowsher wrote:
> Michael Haggerty wrote:
>>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>>>> Ross Golder wrote:
>>>>>> On 2005-11-09 at 21:53 +0100, Michael Haggerty wrote:
>>>>>>> By the way, a cowardly (but probably relatively robust) way to deal with
>>>>>>> such situations would be to rename the file in the attic to something
>>>>>>> like repo/a/Attic/Attic-file-f.txt.  That would allow cvs2svn to run to
>>>>>>> completion and would at least leave some kind of evidence in the svn
>>>>>>> repository of the situation.
>>>>>> That's the conclusion I came to. So I hacked my copy of cvs2svn to do
>>>>>> something like this.
>>>> This is probably worth adopting upstream - although, with a non-random
>>>> filename, I think.
>>> Do you have something in mind for "non-random"?  Should the user have to
>>> choose a name for each duplicated file?  (Maybe be a mapping file?)  Or
>>> a user-specified regexp substitution?  Or maybe there should simply be
>>> an "Attic" subdirectory in subversion containing the conflicting Attic
>>> files?
> I had been thinking of prepending "Attic-" to the filename.
> Handle the unlikely situation there really being an "Attic-foo,v" file
> already in existance by checking for both "Attic/Attic-foo,v" and
> "Attic-foo,v", and retrying with a prefix of "Attic-2-", etc.
> But, the "Attic" subdirectory idea could work well too.

This is implemented (using an "Attic" subdirectory) in trunk r2971.


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