git-cvsimport relies on version 2 of cvsps and does not work with the new version 3. Since cvsps 3.x does not currently work as well as version 2 for incremental import, document this fact.
Specifically, there is no way to make new git-cvsimport that supports cvsps 3.x and have a seamless transition for existing users since cvsps 3.x needs a time from which to continue importing and git-cvsimport does not save the time of the last import or import into a specific namespace so there is no safe way to calculate the time of the last import. Signed-off-by: John Keeping <j...@keeping.me.uk> --- On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 09:04:12PM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote: > Care to roll a proper patch with a log message? I'll discard the > topic for now and replace it with your documentation update. Here it is. Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt | 6 ++++++ 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+) diff --git a/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt b/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt index 9d5353e..f059ea9 100644 --- a/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt +++ b/Documentation/git-cvsimport.txt @@ -18,6 +18,12 @@ SYNOPSIS DESCRIPTION ----------- +*WARNING:* `git cvsimport` uses cvsps version 2, which is considered +deprecated; it does not work with cvsps version 3 and later. If you are +performing a one-shot import of a CVS repository consider using +link:http://cvs2svn.tigris.org/cvs2git.html[cvs2git] or +link:https://github.com/BartMassey/parsecvs[parsecvs]. + Imports a CVS repository into git. It will either create a new repository, or incrementally import into an existing one. -- 1.8.1 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html