Bug#697163: cvsps reports wrong ancestry (patch fixing problem is available)...
I have been trying all night to import a CVS repo into git using
git's cvsimport which uses cvsp. Importing fails.
fatal: Not a valid object name refs/remotes/origin/cvs/branch--merge
After some bughunting I found that it fails due to cvsps reporting
the wrong ancestor branch for a branch in my CVS repo. I have
found a patch (by Linus Torvalds!) for cvsps which fixes my
problem. However this patch is not in upstream cvsps, but in a
repository by Yann Dirson (who I am CCing as he might have
further input on this patch and others).
The patch that I'd like for Debian to add until cvsps includes
it or something similar is:
And the entire repository is also available:
PS. I chose to set the severity to "important" since a bug in cvsps
breaks the package git-cvs.