Convert A SVN Repo to a Git Repo March 22nd, 2011
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Converting an SVN (Subversion) repo to Git is pretty straightforward. However, I thought I would point out one small tip.
Once upon a time I had a SVN repo on my Ubuntu 9.10 box. I created regular SVN dumps as a form of backup. I then decided to do a clean install of the latest version of Ubuntu (10.10).
Since I was starting fresh, I decided to ditch SVN for the love of my life — Git.
Since I was starting with a clean install I didn't have SVN configured at all. Lucky, this really does not matter. Here is the code for converting an SVN repo to Git:
git-svn clone https://svn.yourhost.name/my_project my_project.git
But since SVN is not configured, we don't have a URL to our SVN project.
And if you try inputing an absolute URL to the backup,
/home/victor/project/my_project, GIT will give you a nasty error.
The trick is to use
(Have a look at some of the many ways to configure SVN)
file:/// we can do something like this:.
git-svn clone file:///home/victor/project/my_project my_project.git
Now you can live happily ever after.
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