On Monday, June 10, 2013 8:26:58 AM UTC+2, BhaaLseN . wrote:

> We're pretty much stuck with subversion over here, yet a few colleagues 
> would like to try Git. 
> The Git-Book has a note that it might make sense to create a git-svn clone 
> and have others git clone that one - too bad it doesn't explain how (altho 
> one could think the obvious).
> There are tutorials and steps available elsewhere, like on the Git 
> Wiki<https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/GitFaq#How_do_I_mirror_a_SVN_repository_to_git.3F>or
> various <http://kris.me.uk/2010/10/01/svn-master-with-git-mirrors.html> 
> other <http://www.tfnico.com/presentations/git-and-subversion> blogs.
> All of them have the same problem (at least for me); and its described in 
> some other blog i found on google: 
> http://kearneyville.com/2009/07/09/speeding-up-git-svn-for-several-users/
> Too bad his solution didn't work for me.
> On client side, i'm doing this to test my setup:
> D:\_git>git clone -o svn git://debian-esxi/svn/Utils utils-test
> Cloning into 'utils-test'...[...]
> D:\_git>cd utils-test
> D:\_git\utils-test>git svn init --prefix=svn/ -s 
> http://linux01/svn/tci/Utils
> Using higher level of URL: http://linux01/svn/tci/Utils => 
> http://linux01/svn/tci
> D:\_git\utils-test>git svn rebase
> Unable to determine upstream SVN information from working tree history
> The last step never works; regardless if I update-ref/symbolic-ref git-svn 
> files in various locations or not (like git update-ref 
> refs/remotes/git-svn HEAD or git update-ref refs/remotes/svn/git-svn HEAD
> ).
> I compared the git clone with a complete git-svn clone and ended up with 
> the exact same git sandbox; except the .rev_map file. Someone else said 
> that the .rev_map will be rebuilt by running either git-svn fetch or 
> rebase; but I never get that far.
> Does anyone have some pointers on what else I could try to get this 
> working? I'd really like to share my colleagues of having to go through 
> days of cloning from the original 30k+ revs.

I certainly see the pain you want to avoid here, hence, I've written one of 
the guides you link to above. I wonder why it's not working for you. Now, 
it's a couple of years back that I did this kind of setup, but I thought 
that as long as you use a prefix, everything would be 

You can also have a look at the video around time point 
32:20<https://vimeo.com/28762003>for how I first used to do the clone setup. 
Keep in mind that this was 
before I discovered the nice prefix option.

If I get the time, I might be able to set up another test round to see if 
this still works in modern versions of git-svn. 

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