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Re: How to import a vendor branch from Subversion into Subversion?

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-06-06 18:09:52 CEST

David Kastrup wrote:
> Hi,
>
> as far as I can tell, the basic advice for importing a vendor branch
> snapshot into a Subversion repository is to first get an export of the
> branch, then import it into one's own repository (actually, the
> Subversion documentation does not appear to assume that the vendor
> actually uses Subversion for a software package).
>
> So far so good: I don't want the version info and history from
> upstream here.
>
> However, I _do_ want the directory metadata, which files are binary,
> which files are text, which have which mime-type, which files are
> ignored and so on. But I don't want keyword expansion (_if_ upstream
> uses any keyword magic, it is important that the keywords remain as
> they were exported from upstream).
>
> So how do people do that?
>

I don't know if there's one tool that does specifically what you want,
but I would check out Piston:

http://piston.rubyforge.org/

Regards,
Blair

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