[webkit-dev] Repository changes on git.webkit.org
mrowe at apple.com
Thu Nov 8 12:56:56 PST 2007
On 09/11/2007, at 07:45, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 06:26:48AM +1100, Mark Rowe wrote:
>> Yes. My email about the Subversion and Trac downtime hints at the
>> for this change. git-svn made a somewhat poor design choice and
>> stored the
>> repository URL in every commit message, and relies on these URLs
>> the one that is configured in .git/config. As we are changing SVN
>> URLs we
>> need to rebuild the git repository to match. This has the
>> side-effect of changing the commit IDs throughout the history of the
>> repository. We hope to provide more information on how people can
>> to the new git repository once it is in place later this week.
> Then you can keep your current git repo without any problem.
> You just need to change the svn url and add noMetadata = true in
> This gets rid of the git-svn-id: lines at the end of every commit.
> If you lose your .git/svn/git-svn/.rev_db file, git-svn will not
> be able to rebuild it and you won't be able to fetch again, either.
> This is fine for one-shot imports.
This says that without the metadata there is no way to rebuild the git-
svn metadata after cloning from git.webkit.org. This would prevent any
direct use of git-svn with the cloned repositories.
Am I missing something?
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