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"How do I mirror a SVN repository to git?" unnecessarily complicated

Couldn't we simply do this instead? Or am I missing something?

    git svn clone -s svn://.../project
    git clone --mirror project

To update the mirror do

    cd project
    git svn fetch
    cd ../project.git
    git fetch

To clone the mirror repository use

    git clone path/to/project.git

To enable usage of git svn in the clone use

    git svn init -s --prefix=origin/ svn://.../project

--Drizzd 09:39, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

I've tested this, and it appears to work so far. --Ricky Clarkson 13:09, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Ok, but my proposal is flawed, because it will only mirror trunk. The current version mirrors all branches. It will not create a master branch, however, if such a branch does not exist in subversion. Since the master branch in subversion is usually called trunk, I have added the line git symbolic-ref HEAD refs/heads/trunk to the initialization for the bare repository. This should do the right thing for most cases. --Drizzd 11:16, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
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