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Re: [sysvinit-devel] sysvinit maintenance

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [sysvinit-devel] sysvinit maintenance
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:25:08 -0500

On 16 Dec 2016 13:51, Ian Jackson wrote:
> It looks like I'm going to want to do a minor upload to sysvinit in
> Debian soon.  Despite now being a member of the team in Debian, I can
> do this with an NMU workflow (and hope that someone will later commit
> my changes to Debian's vcs for this package, svn on alioth).
> However, I would prefer to convert everything to git.  That way Debian
> and GNU could share a history.  Is there anyone who would think that a
> bad idea ?
> Has anyone any experience with svn-to-git conversions ?  I have very
> very rarely used svn (having delayed moving away from cvs for most of
> my own project long enough that I was able to go straight to git), but
> I would be willing to try to take this on if no-one else feels they
> are better qualified.  (I am just about to ask to be added to the
> savannah upstream group too.)
> I notice that the Debian package has a fair few patches in it that
> could usefully go upstream.  I haven't reviewed these individually.
> Would anyone object to me applying those to the upstream vcs ?
> I suggest that, because we don't expect to have to maintain a
> significant patchset downstream in Debian, and because the source tree
> is small, we should in Debian make sysvinit a `3.0 (native)' format
> package and adopt a merging git workflow.

i maintain my own conversion here:

the svn history isn't super complete, but i'm not sure if there is any
vcs history before the 2009 import :(.

i could at least backfill from the release tarballs ...

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