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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Extracting libraries from the svn sandbox
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-13 09:32:37

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Mika Fischer <mika.fischer_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:57 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> git svn clone
>> [...]
>> Comments? Is there a better way to do this?
> This approach has the following disadvantages (which might or might
> not be important to you):
> - it will add git-svn-id lines to all commit messages

Interesting, but I actually like those commit message additions.

> - the commit authors will have invalid email addresses
> - their names will be the username in the svn repository
> In case some or all of these issues bother you, I've successfully used
> the following instructions to create repositories that pretty much
> look like regular git repositories:
> Basically, for the first issue, you can pass "--no-metadata" to "git
> svn clone". And for the other issues you can provide a mapping from
> svn user to git user in a text file and pass it to "git svn clone" via
> "-A".

Ah! That's a nice touch.



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