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Re: SVN to Git migration script for pkg-java

On 06/05/2014 09:12 PM, tony mancill wrote:
> On 06/05/2014 03:36 AM, gregor herrmann wrote:
>> On Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:16:59 +0200, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
>>>> One more thing. I think it would also be great if the script
>>>> downloaded the upstream source with get-orig-source, extracted and
>>>> committed it as well.
>>> Yes that's a good idea. Either call get-orig-source or download the
>>> latest upstream tarball from the Debian FTP.
>> IIRC, for pkg-perl we've done something like download all versions of
>> a source package from snapshot.d.o (with debsnap) and added the
>> .orig.tar.gz's with pristine-tar. Or something similar :)
> "git-import-dscs --debsnap $package" will do it all in one step, except
> that it won't always get all of the commit author information correct.
> I wonder if it could be extended just a bit with the work Emmanuel has
> done to preserve committer info.

Err... sorry, that was a half-baked thought.  Correction:  The issue
with git-import-dscs is that it treats each Debian revision as a single
commit, and so loses some VCS fidelity.  But it does handle the
pristine-tar and upstream branches and associated tags quite nicely...

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