Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder <>:

>> Speaking with my Debian packager hat on: the updated cvsps is not
>> available in Debian.  "git cvsimport" is, and it has users that report
>> bugs from time to time.  With this change, I would either have to take
>> on responsibility for maintenance of the cvsps package (not going to
>> happen) or drop "git cvsimport".  That's a serious regression.
> How does going from "it silently damages imports" to "it fails with
> an error message" constitute a regression?

The former is already loudly advertised in the package description and
manpage, at least lets you get work done, and works fine for simple
repositories with linear history.

Taking away a command that people have been using in everyday work is
pretty much a textbook example of a regression, no?

Hope that helps,
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