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

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 3:42 PM, Martin Sebor <> wrote:
> On 05/18/2017 12:55 PM, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
>> On 2017.05.18 at 12:41 -0600, 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.
>> The same issue also happen with git when several people push at the same
>> time.
> Yes, it can.  The major difference, I suspect, is due to Git-svn
> asynchronous, delayed updates.  My guess is that Git-svn pull
> requests are based on updates from SVN that happen only every
> few minutes, but pushes happen in real time.  So when we pull,
> we're likely to get outdated sources (changes committed since
> the last Git update are not included).  But when we push, we're
> likely to run into (at a minimum) ChangeLog conflicts with those
> already committed changes that Git-svn hasn't been updated with.
> This is just a wild guess based on the errors I've seen and
> their increased incidence since 7 has been released.

Yes, the git mirror can lag the SVN repo by a few minutes, that's why
you need to 'git svn rebase' to pull directly from SVN before a


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