Git Migration: github with svn access

John Ralls jralls at
Wed Nov 9 14:23:45 EST 2011

On Nov 9, 2011, at 8:00 AM, Geert Janssens wrote:

> On maandag 7 november 2011, Geert Janssens wrote:
>> On maandag 7 november 2011, Christian Stimming wrote:
>>> If we decided to move not only to git, but also to github, we'd solve
>>> most of the build script integration issues: github offers the
>>> additional feature of accessing its git repos also by a svn client, see
>> Very interesting. I wasn't aware of this.
> I tried a simple svn checkout of our gnucash git repo, but wasn't successful:
> $ svn checkout gnucash-git-svn
> svn: Server sent unexpected return value (502 Bad Gateway) in response to 
> OPTIONS request for ''
> I have no idea why though. Has anyone else managed to successfully checkout 
> the git repo via the svn interface ?

Hmmph. I was able to access one of my "normal" repos, but get the same result as you with Gnucash. I added a comment about that to the blog page above. We'll see.

It's entirely possible that there's some git-svn cruft in the repo that's choking their svn conversion tool.

John Ralls

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