OK, I've found a working work-around. The git-svn documentation reads:
When using multiple --branches or --tags, *git svn* does not automatically handle name collisions (for example, if two branches from different paths have the same name, or if a branch and a tag have the same name). In these cases, use *init* to set up your git repository then, before your first * fetch*, edit the .git/config file so that the branches and tags are associated with different name spaces. For example: branches = stable/*:refs/remotes/svn/stable/* branches = debug/*:refs/remotes/svn/debug/* <endquote> You can use this to give your branches a prefix so they won't collide with trunk. Example: Given a svn project called "src" that has these branches: ./trunk ./branches/toysrus/1.0.x ./branches/trunk/3.0.x ./branches/dev/tfnico/ ./branches/walmart/1.0.x Like in your repository, aside from trunk there are branches on the second level (hence the -b branches/*/* parameter to git svn clone). Now, first initialize the empty git-svn clone: > git init src Now initialize the svn configuration, using init instead of clone: > git svn init -T trunk -b branches/*/* --ignore-paths dev --no-metadata svn://svn-dev/daten/svn/repository/src Now, before you start the real cloning, configure the .git/config: Find this line: branches = website/branches/*/*:refs/remotes/*/* and change it to: branches = website/branches/*/*:refs/remotes/svn-branches/*/* Now start cloning: >git svn fetch Now the git repo branches should end up like this: remotes/svn-branches/dev/tfnico remotes/svn-branches/toysrus/1.0.x remotes/svn-branches/trunk/3.0.x remotes/svn-branches/walmart/1.0.x remotes/trunk Does this work for you? By the way, I can't get the --ignore-paths option to work. Maybe my local git version is too old (using 1.7.1 here). -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/git-users/-/kCoxm7akjaAJ. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.