Preparing ArchLinux for git-svn
To use git-svn, we need to install some packages. Although the commands and the packages are specific for Arch, they might/will give a hint for what to install on other platforms as well.
Open a terminal and install git, subversion, and pert-term-readkey:
sudo pacman -S git subversion perl-term-readkey
git is used for... well... GIT. Subversion provides git the possibility to manage an SVN repository. FInally, perl-term-readky helpt git to work with svn repositories protected by passwords.
GIT has a graphical interface ready for you. It depends on the tk toolkit. Install the tk toolkit by
sudo pacman -S tk
and type gitk for the graphical interface.
/* Checkout the repository */ git svn clone -s <path to repository> /* Build your .gitignore file (add other ignores, see http://www.hanckmann.net/?q=node/51) */ git svn show-ignore >> .gitignore /* Create a new branch */ git checkout -b feature-branch /* Work work work */ git add -A git commit -m "Implementing super-awesome feature!" /* Now to be sure I still have the latest code from SVN */ git checkout master git svn rebase /* Now I rebase my feature branch so that it has the latest... */ git checkout feature-branch git rebase master /* And finally, I push my changes to SVN. */ git svn dcommit /* And I'm done! */ git checkout master git svn rebase git branch -d feature-branch
A small note on branching
I had the issue where I created a local (git) branch, but then decided to check it in into SVN as a (remote svn) branch. The answers to this... and the prefered way of planning to branch before doing so... are described here.