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clearcase import does not use svn copy for branches

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:01 am
by mikebull
The release notes for 1.1-M8 indicate that file copy is implemented for both tags and branches:

"SVN copy used for Tags/Branches support for MKS, ClearCase, CVS, StarTeam"

But I'm finding that file copy is not working for clearcase branches. File copy seems to be implemented for tags only.

Has anyone gotten this feature to work?

Re: clearcase import does not use svn copy for branches

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:46 pm
by lbaja
I have the same problem.

Re: clearcase import does not use svn copy for branches

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:22 am
by goofwithz3
me too. I just posted a detailed log up above.

Re: clearcase import does not use svn copy for branches

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:11 am
by d4rkwolf
Yeah...
Thats why u need to manually re-structure it again...
and also u need to do some checking..
jz to make sure that all of the data migrated is complete.
cz sometimes, it has several data that cant be migrated.
Reason: unknown

Re: clearcase import does not use svn copy for branches

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:00 am
by Jacqueline
I have also had this exact issue, importing from StarTeam 2005 to SVN. I believe it to be caused by either: duplicate file entries (same name, same folder, etc) in StarTeam (whatever developer decided that was a wanted feature...), two files from seperate derived views being "copied" to the same place ( a real pain, can be fixed by turning off derived views in the import), or two commits REALLY close together, and get pulled into a single "commit", this is far less likely. To get around this, I have taken to manually modifying the dump files in VIM and removing the duplicate entries, and manually using svnadmin to load them. It is a bit of work. I have pulled down the source for SVNImporter, and I have considered adding functionality to check for duplicates due to the many cases it can happen due to StarTeam silliness