FYI: SVN to GIT converter currently broken, github is falling behind

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at
Fri Nov 6 20:51:13 UTC 2015

2015-11-05 15:46 GMT+01:00 Ulrich Spörlein <uqs at>:
> 2015-11-04 18:57 GMT+01:00 Ulrich Spörlein <uqs at>:
>> The recent SVN update on the cluster broke svn2git in certain circumstances.
>> To fix this and make sure no content was dropped, the converter has
>> been stopped and we're working on bringing a fixed version online, as
>> well as vetting the correctness of the published git repositories.
>> ETA is currently unknown, expect an update to this thread within 24h.
>> Sorry for the inconvenience!
>> Uli, on behalf of git-admin
> An independent run of the converter produces a different git
> repository starting at the commit following this one:
> This is from 9d ago and will likely require a force push to github
> that will necessitate people to rebase or merge there work (a
> fast-forward merge will fail).
> This is the preliminary inspection and a third verification run is
> currently underway. Expect another update within 24h.
> Uli

We've rolled back to SVN 1.8 and have resumed normal operations. We're
still working on getting svn2git to work nice with SVN 1.9 and produce
the same repository checksums.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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