On Monday, January 21, 2013 9:10:07 PM UTC+1, waas.nett wrote:
> Hi there
> I have started recently to use Git. Since I have been using svn for a
> couple of year I would like to convert those svn repos including their
> history to Git repos. I have converted already some repos, which is
> certainly time-consuming, but it seems to work. Unfortunately, I have now
> one svn repos which I cannot convert. Obviously I had created by accident a
> tags folder with an additional blank at the end. I never noticed all those
> years. svn does not have an issue with this at all. However, when doing a
> "git svn clone" it stop there. Certainly I can rename the tag folder and
> remove the blank, but it will not help, because the rename is somewhere
> later in the history.
> The repos is on a server and I made a dump from it. The dump file can be
> edited and the space removed. I can create another svn repos locally and it
> seem to be created fine.
> The first issue I was running into was the newer format. i am using the
> newset subversion (format=4) and git svn does understand only format=2. So
> I was creating a svn repos with the older version and could load again the
> dump successfully to this repos. Unfortunately, I still have problems to to
> clone. Now it report an error "Permission denied: Can't open
> '/tmp/report.tmp' : ..."
> Anyone an idea what to try next?
> Thanks in advance
If you find issues with git-svn respecting the newer versions/formats of
Subversion, it should be reported to the developers. See
The same goes for any problems with handling white-spaces.