Migrate SVN to Git

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This document describes how to migrate an SVN repository to git. Most repositories are already migrated so this is mostly for historical reference.


Init git repository

Create a temp work area.

mkdir proj-tmp

Init the git repository. If your svn repo does not have the standard trunk branches and tags dirs you shouldnt use the --stdlayout. You can also use -T trunk -b branches -t tags.

cd proj-tmp git svn init svn://svn.alpinelinux.org/proj --stdlayout

Create user mapping

Start with creating a users.txt file where the svn users are mapped to an email address for git.

echo "ncopa = Natanael Copa <ncopa@example.com>" > users.txt

Connect the user mapping

Connect the users.txt to the empty git repository so users are remapped.

git config svn.authorsfile ../users.txt

Fetch SVN repository

This might take some time.

git fetch

Upload the Git repository

Now we can create a bare repository and upload it to dev.alpinelinux.org/gitroot.

cd .. git clone --bare proj-tmp proj.git scp -r proj.git dev.alpinelinux.org:/~