Tailor CVS -> Mercurial: Cannot get branches migrated
brendan at kublai.com
Tue Mar 25 00:06:55 CDT 2008
The convert extension is almost always preferable to tailor for
importing into hg. Why not give it a try?
On 19-Mar-08, at 6:35 PM, Brian Wallis wrote:
> I cannot get any branches migrated across to my hg repository using
> the tailor tool
> I'm following the procedure described at TailorCVSBranches in the
> wiki but I end up with a copy of head in the repository that is
> supposed to have the branch in it.
> Tailor seems to be ignoring the branch spec in its config file
> (copied below). I first migrate the head using tailor and that seems
> to work OK. Then I find the branch point and get the timestamp
> (2007-06-28 01:46:54) and changeset number (122). Next I clone the
> head repo up to the changeset using the -U flag so there is no
> workspace content. Then I run tailor again with the config below to
> get the branch into the cloned repository.
> When this finishes and I have a look at what I have in the cloned
> repository it is a copy of head! No evidence of the branch at all.
> There must be something simple that I am doing wrong here, probably
> in the tailor config below.
> Tailor is 0.9.30 with a slight change to hardcode the encoding since
> the configuration didn't seem to work.
> hg is 0.9.5
> Any help would be most appreciated.
> verbose = True
> projects = b2_0_3_20
> root-directory = /udr_data/hudson/Hg
> patch-name-format =
> # Encoding had to be hardcoded into mercurial sources in .../
> # encoding = ISO-8859-15
> # encoding-errors-policy = ignore
> target = hg:
> start-revision = 2007-06-28 01:46:54
> state-file = tailor.2_0_3_20.state
> source = cvs:
> subdir = Infomedix-tailor-hg-2_0_3_20
> module = Infomedix
> repository = /udr_data/hudson/Hg/swan_copy/Infomedix
> start-revision = b2_0_3_20 2007-06-28 01:46:54
> freeze-keywords = False
> changeset-threshold = 300
> subdir = Icvs-20320
> Brian Wallis
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