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Re: git-svn error due to out-of-sync changes?

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 2:41 PM, Martin Sebor <> wrote:
> On 05/18/2017 11:59 AM, Jeff Law wrote:
>> On 05/18/2017 11:41 AM, Martin Sebor wrote:
>>> I just tried to push a change and got the error below.  git
>>> pull says my tree is up to date.  I wonder if it's caused by
>>> my commit conflicting with another commit (in this case
>>> r248244) that git-svn doesn't see because it lags behind SVN.
>>> I brushed this (and other strange errors) off before, not
>>> bothering to try to understand it but it's happened enough
>>> times that I'd like to bring it up.  I expect some (maybe
>>> even most) of these issues would not exist if we were using
>>> Git directly rather than the git-svn wrapper. Has any more
>>> progress been made on the Git integration project?  Is there
>>> something I/we can do to help get it done?
>> That just means something changed upstream betwen your last git svn
>> rebase and your local commit.
>> Just "git svn rebase", resolve conflicts (the ChangeLogs are the most
>> common source of conflicts)  and you should be good to go.
> The main issue is that there tend to be errors that wouldn't
> happen without the extra layer between Git and SVN.  The two
> are out of sync by minutes (I don't know exactly how many but
> it seems like at least 10), so clearing these things up takes
> time.  Some (I'd say most) of the errors I've seen out of
> Git-svn are also not completely intuitive so it's not always
> clear what or where the problem is.
> So I'd like to see if there's something that can be done to
> move the migration forward.

I have been in contact with ESR.  He wants to fix the bugs in repo
surgeon and complete the migration as well.  He is having difficulty
carving out the necessary dedicated time to complete the work.

- David

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