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Re: git copies of cvs modules available

At Fri, 6 Nov 2009 13:36:35 -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon 
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Subject: Re: git copies of cvs modules available
> I'm not sure how a ,v file which works properly with CVS can be called
> "corrupted".

If I understand correctly CVS is _not_ "properly" interpreting the
corrupted ,v file either because it is in fact corrupted, perhaps by
being structured in such a way that no possible sense can be made of the
revisions and branches given the "proper" interpretation of such things
in the context of CVS (as opposed to RCS -- i.e. the file might be a
legal and proper RCS file, but not a legal and proper CVS file).

For example with src/games/hunt/Makefile there's some really bizarre
confusion w.r.t. the vendor branch -- it is in an impossible state.
(revision 1.1 and revision MUST always be identical!)

I suspect there are several other cases where vendor branch abuse in the
NetBSD CVS repository will cause major problems for _any_ conversion tool.

There may also be major problems in the NetBSD CVS repository caused by
the CVS-incompatible way NetBSD developers have been instructed to move

RCS file: /cvs/master/m-NetBSD/main/src/games/hunt/Makefile,v
Working file: Makefile
head: 1.1
locks: strict
access list:
symbolic names:
[[ ...elided... ]]
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 2;     selected revisions: 2
revision 1.1
date: 1997/10/04 09:11:14;  author: mrg;  state: Exp;
branches:  1.1.1;
build hunt.
date: 2003/06/11 11:45:14;  author: wiz;  state: Exp;  lines: +204 -3
Import of hunt as of 2003-04-16 from,
with files moved to proper subdirs.
Changes since 19930717: BSD licensed, and minimal fixes.

                                                Greg A. Woods
                                                Planix, Inc.

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