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Re: git: uh-oh

From: Michael Haggerty <mhagger(at)alum(dot)mit(dot)edu>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Max Bowsher <maxb(at)f2s(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: git: uh-oh
Date: 2010-09-07 06:50:02
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Michael Haggerty <mhagger(at)alum(dot)mit(dot)edu> writes:
>> No, it is also possible to use "cvs tag -b REL8_4_STABLE filename".  In
>> this case the file as it appears on the current branch is added to the
>> specified branch, but CVS records no commit, author, or timestamp.
> So, if we're prepared to assert that we've never done that, could we
> have an option to cvs2git that is willing to use the first commit on
> a branch to represent the act of adding the file to the branch?

I'm afraid this would be pretty far down on my long todo list.

Somebody could use "git filter-branch" to make this change after the
conversion, but I can't estimate how much work it would be.


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