One of our guys figured that out -- I'm posting here his solution in case 
someone will deal with a similar problem


On Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:16:27 AM UTC-4, Yenda Trmal wrote:
> Guys, 
> this might be a trivial or already answered question, but I'm not able to 
> find anything on the subject (perhaps I'm not sure what to ask about in the 
> git terminology).
> As a background -- we are planning to migrate Kaldi from the svn 
> repository to github.  
> There are already Kaldi repositories in github (created by git svn clone 
> and pushing to github), created by independent developers.
> As far as I understand, looking at the sha sums, from git POV these are 
> completely different repositories. 
> Is there some way how to explain to git, that content-wise, these are the 
> same directories?
> To give you a concrete example:
> Let's take these two repositories
> They share the trunk (master),  but  when I clone my repo:
> git clone
> git remote add vimal
> and then for example:
> git checkout dur-model
> git merge vimal/DCCA
> will generate a conflict for (possibly) every file in the repository and 
> will auto-resolve most/some of them, but there still be ~1000 conflicted 
> files. That is a nightmare.
> Is there some way how to "explain" git that these two repositories are 
> (almost) the same, content-wise? 
> Thanks a lot,
> yenda

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