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Re: git and transition from native to non-native package

On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 02:13:58PM -0400, Eric Cooper wrote:
> I'd like to move the approx project from svn to git, and also change
> it to a non-native package.

Good ideas (the two).

> I was thinking of doing a "git-svn clone" into a personal git
> repository on alioth that would become "upstream".
> I want to remove the debian/ subdirectory from this tree, but I'd like
> it and its revision history to remain in a new "downstream" git repository in
> pkg-ocaml-maint/packages/approx.git.

May I ask you why you want to have 2 separate repositories, one upstream
and one downstream? I would personally go for a single git repository in
pkg-ocaml-maint, with an upstream branch with just the code and a debian
branch with the debian packaging stuff. Given that scenario you can
easily both make upstream releases of just the code and debian package
releases with both the code and the packaging stuff.

> Any suggestions on how to do this, or other feedback?  Thanks.

I suggest to spawn an instance of Stephane and his migration scripts on
the problem :-)

Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science \ PostDoc @ Univ. Paris 7
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