On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Mark Hills <mark.hi...@framestore.com> wrote:
> How do I clone a repo _to_ a new repo over SSH? I tried:
>   cd xx
>   git clone --bare . gitserver:/scm/xx.git
>   git clone --bare . ssh://gitserver/scm/xx.git
> This does not have the expected result, and instead a local path of the
> given name is created (eg. a 'gitserver:' directory)
> This seems to be a FAQ, but the only answer I can find (Google) is to
> login to the server and create the repo, setup a remote and push to it.

Basically Git doesn't support this yet, mainly because it could only
be supported with the ssh or local transports.

With anything else it would break, so push can only assume that
something on the other end can receive data, can update branch
pointers etc. Not create a brand new repository.

You could of course supply your devs with an alias that ssh's to that
server, does an init if needed, and then does a push.

> This is quite cumbersome; we have a large team of devs who use a simple
> 'git clone' to an NFS directory, but we wish to retire NFS access.
> Is there a technical limiation preventing clone-to-ssh, or just something
> waiting to be implemented?

But I'm actually more curious about why you need this in the first
place, there's a bunch of devs where I work as well, but they never
have the need to create new repos on some NFS drive in this manner.

What are your devs doing when they do clone their current working
directory to some NFS location, maybe there's a better way to do it.
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