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

Rogério Theodoro de Brito rtbrito at ig.com.br
Sat Apr 13 19:52:41 UTC 2013


On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio
<a.starr.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> I notice that there is no way to tell in SVN that the package is now in
> git. Especially as debcheckout and the VCS links on PTS will continue to
> point people to the SVN repo until the package has been uploaded, we
> should probably drop a MOVED file or something in SVN.

Indeed, the nicest solution to this is to remove the files from there
(they will be in the revision system, after all) and put a single file
named something like THIS_MOVED_TO_A_GIT_REPOSITORY or something along
those lines.

Oh, Christian, while cloning the repository, you need to use the pesky
.git at the end of the repo name, so that you can push from it (this
is actually not true---it's just a convention, since what matters is
that the *directory* to which you're pushing to has to exist on the
remote server).

Some git servers (e.g., github) are a bit lenient regarding the lack
(or presence) of the git suffix.


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