Perhaps having a file named something like: .git_foreign_scm_empty_dir or some shorter name.
With the contents of the fast importer empty directory info put in there; If any book keeping is needed. It also looks like you strip out meta-data. perhaps a file like: .git_foreign_scm_metadata We could use the .git/config file format for storing the bookkeeping data. Steve On Jul 14, 2012, at 3:46 PM, David Aguilar wrote: > On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 7:41 AM, Felix Natter <fnat...@gmx.net> wrote: >> hello, >> >> when converting a repo from bzr to git: >> >> mkdir freeplane-git1 >> cd freeplane-git1 >> git init . >> bzr fast-export --plain --export-marks=../marks.bzr ../trunk/ | git >> fast-import --export-marks=../marks.git >> git checkout >> >> Empty directories are not contained in the git working index. This is >> because of the --plain option, which "Excludes metadata to maximise >> interoperability" and thus does not support empty directories >> (http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/plugins/en/fastimport-plugin.html). >> >> However, when I use "--no-plain" (which according to above documentation >> exports empty directories), git cannot handle it: >> >> $ ./freeplane2git.sh >> Initialized empty Git repository in /home/felix/git/freeplane-git1/.git/ >> 15:56:09 Calculating the revisions to include ... >> 15:56:09 Starting export of 4290 revisions ... >> fatal: This version of fast-import does not support feature >> commit-properties. >> fast-import: dumping crash report to .git/fast_import_crash_3915 >> bzr: broken pipe >> >> I already tried to hack bzr-fastimport's exporter.py so that it does not >> emit commit properties but emits empty directories but i was not >> successful. >> >> So is there another way to preserve empty directories or shall I report >> a bug on bzr fast-export? >> >> Many thanks in advance! > > I would suggest hacking it to optionally not emit commit properties as step > one. > > A later enhancement would be to optionally create directories with > empty .gitignore files, or something similar. git really doesn't care > about empty directories. > -- > David > -- > To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in > the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org > More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html