Git Migration: github with svn access

John Ralls jralls at
Wed Nov 23 00:21:33 EST 2011

On Nov 11, 2011, at 10:22 AM, Geert Janssens wrote:

> On vrijdag 11 november 2011, Yawar Amin wrote:
>> Hi Geert,
>> On 2011-11-11, at 11:47, Geert Janssens wrote:
>>>> […]
>>> Is there a way to create a branch via the github interface ? Or do I have
>>> to create one on my local repo and push it ? I didn't seem to find a
>>> feature on the website, but perhaps I missed it. I'm not very
>>> comfortable yet with te remote repo handling in git, so I prefer to ask
>>> before messing things up.
>> You can do the latter.
>> # In your local repo
>> git branch master remotes/origin/trunk
>> git push origin master
> Ok, I created a master branch, but svn checkout still fails with the same 
> error. I guess we'll have to wait for github's response to John's comment on 
> the blog.

Well, there was never an answer to the blog post. But I tried it just now and it checks out OK. Someone else has complained about an authentication problem trying to commit, but we can't test that, it would break the mirror with

John Ralls

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