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Re: git: uh-oh

From: Max Bowsher <maxb(at)f2s(dot)com>
To: Michael Haggerty <mhagger(at)alum(dot)mit(dot)edu>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: git: uh-oh
Date: 2010-09-02 14:21:12
Message-ID: 4C7FB2D8.2090501@f2s.com (view raw or flat)
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On 02/09/10 14:40, Michael Haggerty wrote:
> Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Michael Haggerty <mhagger(at)alum(dot)mit(dot)edu> wrote:
>>> What weirdness, exactly, are you discussing now?  I've lost track of
>>> which problem(s) are still unresolved.
>>
>> Lots of commits that look like this:
>>
>> commit c50da22b6050e0bdd5e2ef97541d91aa1d2e63fb
>> Author: PostgreSQL Daemon <webmaster(at)postgresql(dot)org>
>> Date:   Sat Dec 2 08:36:42 2006 +0000
>>
>>     This commit was manufactured by cvs2svn to create branch 'REL8_2_STABLE'.
>>
>>     Sprout from master 2006-12-02 08:36:41 UTC PostgreSQL Daemon
>> <webmaster(at)postgresql(dot)org> ''
>>     Delete:
>>         src/backend/parser/gram.c
>>         src/interfaces/ecpg/preproc/pgc.c
>>         src/interfaces/ecpg/preproc/preproc.c
> 
> I addressed that problem in this email:
> 
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2010-08/msg01819.php
> 
> Summary: it is caused by a known weakness in cvs2svn's
> branch-parent-choosing code that would be difficult to solve.
> 
> But it just occurred to me--the script contrib/git-move-refs.py is
> supposed to fix problems like this.  Have you run this script against
> your git repository?  (Caveat: I am not very familiar with the script,
> which was contributed by a user.  Please check the results carefully and
> let us know how it works for you.)


Moving refs can't possibly splice out branch creation commits.

Max.


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