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authorJohn Keeping <>2013-01-24 19:18:45 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-01-24 20:14:00 (GMT)
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git-cvsimport.txt: cvsps-2 is deprecated
git-cvsimport relies on version 2 of cvsps and does not work with the new version 3. Since cvsps 3.x does not currently work as well as version 2 for incremental import, document this fact. Specifically, there is no way to make new git-cvsimport that supports cvsps 3.x and have a seamless transition for existing users since cvsps 3.x needs a time from which to continue importing and git-cvsimport does not save the time of the last import or import into a specific namespace so there is no safe way to calculate the time of the last import. Signed-off-by: John Keeping <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -18,6 +18,12 @@ SYNOPSIS
+*WARNING:* `git cvsimport` uses cvsps version 2, which is considered
+deprecated; it does not work with cvsps version 3 and later. If you are
+performing a one-shot import of a CVS repository consider using
+link:[cvs2git] or
Imports a CVS repository into git. It will either create a new
repository, or incrementally import into an existing one.