migrate from SVN to GIT

3 May

a short cheat sheet of commands I used several times to migrate SVN-repositories to GIT

  • preparation

    sudo aptitude install subversion git-svn
    svn co https://my.server.private/repos/my_repo
    cd my_repo
    svn log -q | grep -v '^--*$' | cut -d '|' -f 2 | sort | uniq > ../my_repo_authors.txt
    cd ..
    vim my_repo_authors.txt
    ### go ahead and edit the authors file
  • git-svn clone the subversion repository
    ### use "--no-metadata" only if you don't want the git-svn-id tags in the commit-messages
    git svn clone --no-metadata --stdlayout \
        --authors-file=my_repo_authors.txt \
        https://my.server.private/repos/my_repo \
  • inspect
    cd my_repo.git-svn
    gitk --all
    git branch -a
  • cleanup
    git clone http://github.com/nothingmuch/git-svn-abandon.git
    ### check which of the scripts are required in your case:
    view git-svn-abandon/git-svn-abandon-fix-refs
    view git-svn-abandon/git-svn-abandon-msg-filter
    view git-svn-abandon/git-svn-abandon-cleanup
    ### FIXME: explain these:
    # git reflog expire --all --expire=now
    # git gc --aggressive
    # git prune
    # git fsck --full
    git config --remove-section svn
    git config --remove-section svn-remote.svn
    ls .git/svn .git/logs/refs/remotes/
    ls .git/refs/remotes/
    find .git | grep svn
    rm -rf .git/svn/

  • add remote, push

    git remote add origin git-host:my_repo.git
    git remote -v
    git push --all --verbose
    git push --tags --verbose