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sr #106422: Migration of GRUB from CVS to SVN

Submitter:  Marco Gerards <marco_g>
Submitted:  Thu 26 Jun 2008 02:38:58 PM UTC
Category:  Source code repositories - developer access Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Assigned to:  Beuc Operating System:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Wed 10 Sep 2008 10:48:59 PM UTC, comment #15: 

I suspect the process that sends email notifications either has no LANG variable in its environment, or has LANG=C.

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Wed 10 Sep 2008 07:57:43 PM UTC, comment #14: 

>It's better to post a new submission in this case.

Urm right, probable more a general problem, sorry.

There's the mail

`svn log -r 1856' displays it right as

2008-09-07  Vesa Jääskeläinen  <>

whereas `svn log' with LANG=C
2008-09-07  Vesa J?\195?\164?\195?\164skel?\195?\164inen  <>

So it has been commited with UTF-8 instead of ASCII and mail header on commit-grub says UTF-8 too but somewhere in between seems to be a conversion from UTF-8 to ASCII

Felix Zielcke <fzielcke>
Wed 10 Sep 2008 07:49:07 PM UTC, comment #13: 


It's better to post a new submission in this case.

> Log Message:
> -----------
> 2008-09-07 Vesa J?\195?\164?\195?\164skel?\195?\164inen
> <>

Where does this appear?

Don't hesitate to provide links and shell commands to reproduce the problem.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Sun 07 Sep 2008 04:15:24 PM UTC, comment #12: 


I wasn't sure if I should make a new report, but because the problem is related to our GRUB SVN I choose to post here :)

Our SVN commit messages are in UTF-8 and `svn log' shows fine with UTF-8 locale.
But Vesa just did a commit and on -email is unavailable- his name is shown as ASCII

Log Message:
2008-09-07  Vesa J?\195?\164?\195?\164skel?\195?\164inen  <>

Though the eMail has:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

So it seems somewhere in between there's a LANG=C or some other non UTF-8 setting

Felix Zielcke <fzielcke>
Sun 13 Jul 2008 01:16:37 AM UTC, comment #11: 

Thanks, it's working now !

Bean <bean>
Sat 12 Jul 2008 07:48:44 PM UTC, comment #10: 

This need to be done by a Savannah admin (currently).
I enabled commit notification to

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Thu 10 Jul 2008 03:57:58 PM UTC, comment #9: 

Email notification of commit is still not working. I think it needs to setup the post-commit hook or whatever, anyone know how to do it ?

Bean <bean>
Tue 01 Jul 2008 05:44:13 PM UTC, comment #8: 

CVS is disabled now. If something has to be done, I can re-enable it.

Marco Gerards <marco_g>
Tue 01 Jul 2008 05:18:04 PM UTC, comment #7: 


Is CVS disabled now?

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Tue 01 Jul 2008 04:31:18 PM UTC, comment #6: 

Imported :)

I added a note about rsync+ssh in the doc.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Tue 01 Jul 2008 11:29:24 AM UTC, comment #5: 

> Insecurely.. you mean that the content can be altered between Savannah and you?

Yes.. I like to be careful about such things.

Marco asked me to provide the dump.  I've put it in:

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Fri 27 Jun 2008 05:46:17 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Insecurely.. you mean that the content can be altered between Savannah and you?

Anyway you should be able to use rsync (that's read-only).

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Fri 27 Jun 2008 02:33:46 PM UTC, comment #3: 

The instructions in CvSToSvN recommend that the repository is transfered insecurely with plain rsync protocol:

  rsync -av rsync:// yourproject-cvs/

Is it possible to obtain them through SSH (or Rsync inside SSH)?  I tried dropping the "rsync://" bit but then I get access denied errors.

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Thu 26 Jun 2008 09:00:31 PM UTC, comment #2: 


There are some intructions to do CVS->SVN at

When you have a dump ready, let me know and I'll import it.

Sylvain Beucler <Beuc>
Thu 26 Jun 2008 03:12:19 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Would be nice if we can have file renames we did in CVS "by hand" converted to proper file renames in SVN.  I can provide a list of the renames we did, if that would make it possible.

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Thu 26 Jun 2008 02:38:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

Can you please migrate GRUB from CVS to Subversion? The GRUB 2 module is the most important module to us.

Marco Gerards <marco_g>


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