Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of DarcsToGit

Apr 1, 2011 3:28:21 PM (7 years ago)



  • DarcsToGit

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    77This assumes that all your changes are in the ghc repo itself. Otherwise, if you have made changes to other repos (e.g. `libraries/base`) you'll need to do a similar procedure for those repos too.
     9We'll assume the following directory setup, where `$root` is some directory in your file system
     10 * `$root/my-darcs`: the Darcs repo that contains the patches you'd like to move over into Git.  We will make no changes to this repo.
     11 * `$root/baseline-git` (initially non-existent): the Git repo at the moment of switchover
     12 * `$root/migrate` (initially non-existent): during the transfer process this is going to be ''both'' a Darcs repo ''and'' a Git repo
     14'''Step 1''': create `migrate`:
     16cd $root
     17darcs checkout http:://
     18mv ghc migrate
     20This gets a Darcs copy of the repo, precisely at the switchover point.  (We don't need a tag, because the Darcs repos were frozen precisely at switchover, so the HEAD will do.)
     22'''Step 2''': create `baseline-git`:
     24cd $root
     25git clone ghc/git baseline-git
     26cd baseline-git
     27git checkout -b "some-descriptive-name" ghc-darcs-git-switchover
     29This gets a Git copy of the repo, precisely at the point of switchover (that's what the `ghc-darcs-git-switchover` tag does).  At this moment all the source files in `migrate` and `baseline-git` should be bit-for-bit identical.  Check this.
     31'''Step 3''': make `migrate/` into a Git repo too!  All we need do is to copy over Git's meta-data.
     33cd $root/migrate
     34mv ../baeline-git/.git .
     37'''Step 3''': transfer patches.  For each patch (or group thereof) you want to transfer, do this:
     38 * Pull the patch into `tmp-git`:
     40cd $root/migrate
     41darcs pull ../my-darcs
     42 ...interactively pull the patches you want...
     44 * Record a Git patch for this patch group
     46git commit -a
     47git checkout master
     48git merge "some-descriptive-name"
     51'''Step 4''': validate and push to Git.
     54old version
    956First, make a backup of the darcs repo in case something goes wrong: