Git Migration: github with svn access

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Nov 11 09:49:45 EST 2011

On Nov 11, 2011, at 6:16 AM, Geert Janssens wrote:

> On woensdag 9 november 2011, Yawar Amin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Christian Stimming
>> <christian at>wrote:
>>> [...]
>>> Same for me - I was able to "svn checkout" one of my other normal git
>>> repos,
>>> but with gnucash I, too, got "502 Bad Gateway". However, it came up with
>>> a "trunk" and "branches" directory, so that I had to append "trunk" to
>>> the URL
>>> to get a useful source tree. For gnucash, this didn't change the problem,
>>> though.
>> I think this is the issue I mentioned yesterday--you need a `master' branch
>> in the Git repo to do a Subversion checkout.
>> Regards,
>> Yawar
> I'm tempted to try this out by manually adding a master branch in the main git 
> repository on github, but I don't know if this would confuse the svn-git 
> syncrhonisation we have currently.
> Anyone know this ?

It won't confuse it, but it won't get updated, either. 

I think for experimentation you could add the branch, see if you can do a subversion checkout, then delete the branch.

John Ralls

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