Ok, I'll try those... Thanks very much!
On Apr 23, 4:00 pm, Konstantin Khomoutov
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 12:37:39PM -0700, Duff wrote:
> > I'm trying to import from another company's SVN server (with their
> > permission of course), however some of their SVN user entries have
> > carriage returns in them. It causes git-svn to die when I use the --
> > authors-file option, because I can't add a username with a carriage
> > return in that file. (Or can I?)
> > I see the following options, but I'd love more or easier ones. Here
> > they are:
> > 1. Talk to the maintainer of the SVN server to remove the carriage
> > returns in the names.
> > 2. Edit git-svn.perl and recompile git.
> > 3. Skip the revisions that have the carriage return in them.
> > 4. Don't bother with the authors-file.
> > The SVN maintainer is a great guy but very busy, so I don't know when
> > he'll get to removing carriage returns, or if he'll agree to do so
> > anyway. I'm using an IT controlled box, so I can't edit the /usr/bin/
> > git-svn file. I switched to a box that I had control over, but the
> > version of git installed didn't have the /usr/bin/git-svn file at
> > all. (I figure it's wrapped up into a single package now?) So, I
> > tried to edit the git-svn.perl file in the source and recompile, but
> > I'm getting an error.
> Two ideas:
> * Removing bogus characters from committers' names is, indeed, a major
> undertaking as it would involve "filtering" the actual repo using
> Subversion's administration tools; so I can understand why the admin
> is somewhat reluctant to work on this. So, can you ask him/her to
> just provide you with a dump of the original repo? You then could
> remove that trash characters yourself and then import the resulting
> repo into Git without any hacks on the Git's side.
> * Perl is a scripting language which means it compiles the source file
> just before executing the code in it, that is, on the fly. Hence when
> you change a .pl file there's absolutely no need to recompile
> anything. I mean, if you have a box you control (you can install Git
> onto it), just patch the interesting file in place after getting
> git-svn up and running.
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