Issue running git-svn-mirror script on code

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Tue Jan 22 08:51:57 EST 2013

On 22-01-13 14:20, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Yawar Amin <yawar.amin at> writes:
>> Hi Derek,
>> On 2013-01-21, at 9:11, Derek Atkins <warlord at> wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> Geert and I were working over the weekend to try to set up an svn->git
>>> mirror on code.  Alas, I seem to have an issue that I don't know how to
>>> fix.
>> I don't know gitolite, but wouldn't it work  if you simply copied (not cloned) John's already-existing gateway repo, I mean his local one (that does the git svn dcommits) with all the svn metadata already built in?
> I don't think you can git clone the git-svn portion.  We would need more
> than that.
I don't think Yawar meant cloning the repo, but a filesystem level copy. 
Like make a tarball of the git repo at John's server, mail it over to 
Derek and untar.  Just an example of course.  I'd expect a more secure 
transfer of the repo for example using ssh.


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