Support for remote CVSROOT (':pserver:', ':ext:')

Bug #320451 reported by Daniel Hahler
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CVS to Bazaar importer
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Bug Description

I'd like to import/mirror a CVS repository, hosted on Sourceforge.net.

bzr-cvsps-import tells me:
  bzr: ERROR: cvsps-import can only operate on a local copy of the cvs repository. :pserver: and :ext: protocols are not supported (yet)

Please add support for remote repositories.

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Martin Pool (mbp) wrote : Re: [Bug 320451] [NEW] Support for remote CVSROOT (':pserver:', ':ext:')

I have two workaround suggestions:
 * ask Launchpad to do the import
 * or, I think sourceforge makes a tarball of the repository available
for download

--
Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>

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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote : Re: [Bug 320451] [NEW] Support for remote CVSROOT (':pserver:', ':ext:')

> I have two workaround suggestions:
> * ask Launchpad to do the import

This would not import branches - and the last time I've used this, it
failed for monthes; therefore I've switched to using tailor.

> * or, I think sourceforge makes a tarball of the repository available
> for download

This would not be very efficient for mirroring the repository, since the
tarball would need to get generated/downloaded for each new commit (or
periodically).

The currently used process (with tailor) works fine so far, but it can
handle also only HEAD.

--
http://daniel.hahler.de/

Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer)
Changed in bzr-cvsps-import:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

I do not need this anymore myself, so this is very low priority (from my end).

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Sebastian Rühl (sebastian-ruehl) wrote :

I have seen projects where's the right link saved... Is it possible to do it manually?

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