While I was on sick list, this last two week, I've search to get away from the venerable CVS and it's painful merge capabilities. (Also I was curious to try something else).
Here is how I converted my CVS repository to git :
Install GIT :
sudo apt-get install git-core git-cvs
Install cvs for the conversion :
sudo apt-get install cvs cvsps
Get the CVS repository backup ( a tar jcf of the cvs root dir) :
mkdir ~/temp/cvs2git cd ~/temp/cvs2git scp email@example.com:/backups/local/files/20081006_ibay_cvs.tar.bz2 . tar jxf 20081006_ibay_cvs.tar.bz2
Launch the conversion :
export CVSROOT=/home/thomas/temp/cvs2git/cvs/files git cvsimport -C /home/thomas/temp/cvs2gitOutput/crf-irp crf-irp git cvsimport -C /home/thomas/temp/cvs2gitOutput/crf-irp-model crf-irp-model git cvsimport -C /home/thomas/temp/cvs2gitOutput/crf-irp-monitor crf-irp-monitor git cvsimport -C /home/thomas/temp/cvs2gitOutput/crf-irp-portail crf-irp-portail git cvsimport -C /home/thomas/temp/cvs2gitOutput/crf-irp-utilities crf-irp-utilities
It worked perfectly.
There's an eclipse plug-in for GIT, the install site is http://www.jgit.org/update-site
But it's not working well enough to be used. Also its development seems to have stalled.
That's why I tried Bazaar... but that's for another post.