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Re: Alioth - Convert SVN repo to Git

Bernd Zeimetz <bernd@bzed.de> writes:

> Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> writes:
>>> I tried to put together a guide[1] to convert SVN repo to Git hosted on Alioth.
>>> [1] 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.

can you point me to someone (or ideally to a script or detailed
explanation) that managed to do that in an automated way?

> Or just ignore the old history and begin merging with the
> latest upstream version. Importing tarballs is manual work, but it is possible...

that's what I did in the past.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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