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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Near future.. How do we deal with git-native libraries?
From: Daniel James (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-04 04:35:46

On 4 December 2013 03:48, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I think I understand that.. I can't "remove" the existing history (by
> replacing the repo with my other one) because the history is being used by
> tags. And hence the option you are proposing is to merge the two repos
> together and hiding away the SVN imported one. Which seems like a
> reasonable option for Predef since it doesn't have a long git history (but
> slightly longer and more detailed than the svn history).

Yes, that's what I was saying.

>> branches. Afterwards the super-repo will need to be updated
>> accordingly. Maybe someone has a better idea?
>> # Create clone containing both repos:
>> git clone git_at_[hidden]:boostorg/predef.git
>> cd predef
>> git remote add grafik git_at_[hidden]:grafikrobot/boost-predef.git
>> git fetch grafik
>> # Save old branches, so old checkouts of the main module
>> # will still work:
>> git tag svn-develop origin/develop
>> git tag svn-master origin/master
>> git push --tags
>> # Replace master, keeping some files from the old repo:
>> # (-B overwrite the local branch)
>> git checkout grafik/master -B master
>> git checkout svn-master -- .gitattributes index.html
>> git commit -m "Add files required for boost"
>> git push --force origin master
>> # Replace develop with master as well,
>> # as grafik/predef doesn't have a develop branch
>> git checkout -b develop
>> git push --force origin develop
> I must confess I don't understand the git commands.. But I do understand
> your comments of them. Am I to assume you've mostly tried them? I ask
> because I'm ok blindly following them once. But will likely fall flat on my
> face if something goes wrong :-)

I just gave it another go, and it seems fine. If you want I'll do it for you.

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