[Pkg-fonts-devel] Initiating the switch to git for packages maintained in SVN

Vasudev Kamath kamathvasudev at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 17:48:09 UTC 2013

On 17:21 Fri 12 Apr     , Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Hello folks,
> Progress is on its way: let's move to git..:-)

+1 :-)

> To learn more about all this, I just converted the "fonts-arabeyes"
> repository from SVN to GIT.
> It is now available as
> git+ssh://git.debian.org/pkg-fonts/fonts-arabeyes
> To make this conversion, I used the recipe described in
> http://wiki.debian.org/Alioth/Git, which worked really well. I have to
> admit that I don't necessarily understand everything...but the job is
> apparently done.

Nice that it worked when I tried this on debian-in repo it broke due to
svn repo structure we used so we left behind SVN and moved all packages
to git and released new version with updated Vcs-* urls. So we have old
history in SVN repo and packages in git are continuation of this history.

> I would appreciate if you guys, particularly git wizards, can have a
> look there.

Not a wizard but yes I can definitely have look. I moved fonts-droid as
fonts-android into Git using the same method.

Considering amount of packages we have problem is that this process is
bandwidth hungry and I'm short of bandwidth and internet speed
:-(. Can we use debian infrastructure (may be on alioth or some where
else) to do this conversion. Can any one suggest any other alternative?


May be we can have a wiki page or something like this where we can list
all packages and mark who is moving which package to git so that we
avoid duplication of work. I will try to generate this page.

Vasudev Kamath
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