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Subject: Re: [boost] [GitHub] Transferring a new library's repo to boostorg?
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-13 11:04:33

On 13 Aug 2014 at 10:09, Beman Dawes wrote:

> GitHub has a mechanism to transfer a repo between users or organizations.
> This would seem the easiest and most direct approach for boost endian. Is
> there any reason not to give it a try, and if it works as advertized then
> add it to as an
> additional option?

Transfers on github have the big advantage that github will symlink
the old URL to the new one (usually).

However not all git repos live on github, and those need to be
accounted for. Github provides an Import git repository, but it does
a bare clone which loses important information like git notes.

Better to do it by hand instead:

git clone --mirror <originurl>
git push --mirror <githuburl>


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