Friday, February 3, 2012

Convert from svn to git

Time to convert all those old SVN repositories to GIT... I'm using bitbucket for everything now.. On ubuntu do "apt-get install git git-svn" first

Short script to do it all: (it's not perfect, but it does the job...)

# variables:
# existing svn repository
# new git repository
# username

# DO THIS FIRST TO CREATE USERLIST: (just do it manually, and add all users into one big file)
# for getting authors
# svn log $SVNREPO -q | awk -F '|' '/^r/ {sub("^ ", "", $2); sub(" quot;, "", $2); print $2" = "$2" <"$2">"}' | sort -u > ~/svn_convert/authors-transform.txt
#now edit ~/svn_convert/autors-transform.txt

#create temporary git folder
mkdir git_tmp_repo
cd git_tmp_repo
#clone repo to git
git svn clone --no-metadata -A ~/svn_convert/authors-transform.txt . -T $SVNREPO

#optimize repo
git gc
git fsck

# clean SVN sections from Git
git config --remove-section svn
git config --remove-section svn-remote.svn
rm -rf .git/svn .git/{logs/,}refs/remotes/svn/

# add remote
git remote add origin $GITREPO

# push to master
git push -u origin master

# remove temporary git folder

cd ..
rm -rf git_tmp_repo