Add a description of <=1.9 behavior in the manpage. Users on
long-term-support systems are likely to continue using ancient
git installations for some time (5-10 years, even?), but may
come across the current documentation online.
Suggested-by: Eric Wong <normalper...@yhbt.net>
Signed-off-by: Johan Herland <jo...@herland.net>
> We should maintain a description of <=1.9 behavior in the manpage.
> Users on long-term-support systems are likely to continue using ancient
> git installations for some time (5-10 years, even?), but may come across
> the current documentation online.
Feel free to add/squash this on top.
> Otherwise the patch looks fine and I can push it up for Junio for
Documentation/git-svn.txt | 5 +++++
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
diff --git a/Documentation/git-svn.txt b/Documentation/git-svn.txt
index 3a7dd80..5b3c38d 100644
@@ -87,6 +87,11 @@ COMMANDS
if you wish to track multiple projects that share a common
By default, the prefix is set to 'origin/'.
+NOTE: Before Git v2.0, the default prefix was "" (no prefix). This
+meant that SVN-tracking refs were put at "refs/remotes/*", which is
+incompatible with how Git's own remote-tracking refs are organized.
When passed to 'init' or 'clone' this regular expression will
be preserved as a config key. See 'fetch' for a description
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