Re: Alioth - Convert SVN repo to Git
Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Sandro Tosi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I tried to put together a guide to convert SVN repo to Git hosted on Alioth.
>>  http://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/Git#ConvertaSVNAliothrepositorytoGit
>> Since I'm not that expert in Git, I'd like to ask you for its review.
>> The conversion and all other steps are working, but there's room for
>> improvement, I think.
> the howto is useful if you want to convert the svn history of a project.
> The approach is IME useless for converting package branches that only
> contain the debian/ directory of a package. This kind of package branch
> layout is commongly found on svn.debian.org.
Not completely. If you have the tarballs of the released versions you can import
and merge them. Or just ignore the old history and begin merging with the
latest upstream version. Importing tarballs is manual work, but it is possible...
Bernd Zeimetz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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