On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Scott Anderson <sander...@fourhands.com> wrote:
> Has anyone had any success with 'git svn clone' on Windows?  I'm new to git.
> We've been using subversion and I've been elected to migrate our existing
> projects to git.  I'm using version 1.7.11-preview20120710 and I'm following
> the instructions from
> http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-and-Other-Systems-Git-and-Subversion.
> Everything appears to run successfully until I get to the 'git svn clone'
> command.  I run the command and I get the 'Initialized empty git repository'
> message, but none of the expected progress messages afterward.  I'm just
> returned to a $ prompt.  Any 'git show' or 'git log' always returns "fatal:
> bad default revision 'HEAD'".   I've made sure I have svnserve running as a
> daemon and I'm also putting my pre-revprop-change.bat file (just "exit 0")
> in the hooks folder with execute permission.  I'm going mad!  I've searched
> the web and tried many suggestions.  Can anyone save me some time?  This is
> taking way too long.  Thanks.

I ran into a problem just yesterday trying to set up git-svn on
Windows.  A bit of Googleing revealed that there's a bug in the
installer of the latest Windows version of Git.  It's just not
including all the perl modules that git-svn needs.

I've heard that there are workarounds, but I personally just installed
1.7.10 and went on my merry way.


Gehm's Corollary to Clark's Law: Any technology distinguishable from
magic is insufficiently advanced.

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