Issue running git-svn-mirror script on code

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Jan 22 12:23:21 EST 2013

On Jan 22, 2013, at 9:00 AM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> wrote:

> On 22-01-13 17:41, John Ralls wrote:
>> On Jan 22, 2013, at 7:04 AM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> wrote:
>>> What steps would your recommend to reattach private branches ? With my (limited) git knowledge I would only know how to export (git format-patch) from the old repo and import (git am) in the new clone. Is there a more direct way to do this ?
>> Format-patch is the *safest* way, but the following should also work, though I haven't tested it yet:
>> Clone the regenerated repo to a new repo (don't delete the old one yet!).
>> Create a new branch from the target branch in the new repo.
>> In the old repo, rebase the private branch on the head of the target branch (you'll want to do this before running format-patch, too).
>> Back in the new repo, git pull the private branch into the new branch you just created. Rebase it onto the head of the target branch.
> Interesting approach. Wouldn't this detect the discrepancy in history and try to pull in all these changes ?

The pull probably would. I think rebasing will repair that. The "incorrect" changes will then become unreachable and can be removed with git gc.

John Ralls

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