Subversion documentation for the FreeBSD project?

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue Jun 3 18:10:07 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 03 June 2008 01:37:07 pm Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 06:45:03PM +0200, Ulrich Spoerlein wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > seems like I totally missed the effort to port the FreeBSD CVS to SVN.
> > Is there some documentation around, that describes the New Way for us
> > mere mortals? Specific questions that come to my mind:
> > 
> > - How will repository propagation be done in the future? rsync?
> cvsup is and will remain the primary method for users to obtain source.
> There will be a network of svn mirrors, but details are still being
> worked out.  Currently, svnsync is being tested by some people.
> > - Is there one big svn tree or src/ ports/ doc/ seperately?
> Separate.

Also, only src is currently using svn.  ports and doc+www still use CVS.  src 
also still uses CVS but via a svn->cvs importer/gateway.

> > - Did you fixup the CVS repo-copies into real SVN renames?
> No, this is effectively impossible as there is no history of repocopies
> in cvs.

Future renames will be done in svn though and will show up in CVS as 
add/delete operations.

John Baldwin

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