On Tue, 7 Jan 2014 09:04:49 -0800 (PST)
Sebastian Bürgel <s.buer...@googlemail.com> wrote:

> I have been using SVN on windows for a while (Tortoise) and now I am
> trying to switch to git. Since most people in my group are SVN
> lovers, I was quite happy seeing that I could use git with the
> existing SVN repository that the rest of the group is using. However
> I encounter the following problem:
> Your client is too old to commit to this repository.
> A version 1.5 or later client is required.
> After searching around it seems that git svn is using the existing
> SVN on the system(?)

No, this is a wrong assumption: Git for Windows packages Subversion
libraries with itself.  You might find them under the "bin" directory
in your Git installation directory.

> $ git svn --version
> git-svn version (svn 1.4.6)

And yes, Subversion client libraries packaged with Git for Windows are
severely outdated.  This is an unfortunately known issue.

> Can anyone guide me in a direction how to update git-svn to at least
> 1.5?

Not an easy task [1].  Many have tried and failed.  To this date, no
one seemed to want a newer Subversion client libraries packaged badly
enough to pass all the obstacles while dealing with this.

1. http://bit.ly/1cWhFQ5

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