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Re: Git to Bzr - what works?

From: BT Templeton
Subject: Re: Git to Bzr - what works?
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:56:06 -0400
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: "John Wiegley" <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:54:17 -0500
>> >>>>> Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:
>> > I have a bunch of patches locked up in my git mirror of the Emacs trunk. 
>> > I'd
>> > like to commit some of them, and that involves pushing these patches to a
>> > bzr branch before pushing them to the main repository. But I can't the
>> > patches out of git. I can't find any working git-to-bzr packages that work
>> > with the Emacs trunk. The wiki suggests git-bzr, but both git-bzr and
>> > git-bzr-ng both complain (via git-fast-import) about missing committer
>> > records. Does anyone have a working bidirectional git setup?
>> I have never succeeded in getting anything to work, just FYI, and I've tried
>> several different things.  If you can figure out something, please let me
>> know, because it impairs my ability to contribute upstream as well.
> I don't understand the problem.  What's wrong with generating diffs
> from the git repo and then applying them to the bzr repo?

You'd lose the commit metadata. AFAICT generating fastimport files is
currently the only reasonable way to move commits between git and bzr
without losing (much) information.

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