hiya, On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 12:29:08PM +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote: > 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. it's really useful info! one thing that might be worth mentioning wrt the tag conversion: for t in `git branch -r | grep 'tags/' | sed s_tags/__` ; do git tag $t tags/$t^ git branch -d -r tags/$t done the use of "^" is something i hadn't thought of which uses the parent (i.e. pre-copy) commit which can then still be associated with a development branch instead of a headless commit. however, it makes the assumption that no further changes have been done on a tag. since svn has no concept of a read-only tag, it's quite possible (and i've seen this in the wild) that further changes are made on the "tags/$t" branch. this would create a broken tag which is both headless and referencing the wrong commit/state. i have a suspicion that there's a more general way to catch this, perhaps by rebasing each of these branches into a single commit before tagging the parent, or maybe using git filter-branch (which is still a dark mysterious art to me that i hope to learn soon). perhaps someone with more than my meager level of git-fu could chime in :) sean  alternatively one could solve #501761 and i guess this'd be moot.  i.e. a no-op for tags with only the "copy" commit, and the rest are transformed into something equivalent to such a commit.
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