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Re: CVS history prior to 1999

On 11 March 2014 23:47, Richard Sandiford <> wrote:

Hi Richard,

> Will Newton <> writes:
>> Is there anywhere I could find CVS history prior to 1999? I believe
>> there was some discussion of this around the time of the git
>> conversion but I don't know if anything came of it.
> It is there, but the sourceware import (commit
> 252b5132c753830d5fd56823373aed85f2a0db63) effectively recreates the tree.
> See:
> You need to look behind 1730ec6b1848f0f32154277f788fb29f88d8475b for
> any pre-1999 changes.  FWIW 4a81b56152631cda9dc351cb4d2f61f395ee4414
> is the first revision of bfd.

Thanks, that's very helpful. I am still not sure why git behaves like
that (and I thought I had a pretty good grasp of git!):

[will@localhost binutils-gdb]$ git log 252b513
commit 252b5132c753830d5fd56823373aed85f2a0db63
Author: Richard Henderson <>
Date:   Mon May 3 07:29:11 1999 +0000

    19990502 sourceware import

Kind of suggests I have hit the end of history...

Will Newton
Toolchain Working Group, Linaro

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