Question on (my) workflow migration svn -> git

David Wolfskill david at
Sun Oct 4 18:03:44 UTC 2020

On Sun, Oct 04, 2020 at 01:49:03PM -0400, Ed Maste wrote:
> ...
> Indeed. Let me reiterate though that this is a consequence of
> fine-tuning the conversion process; once the migration is complete it
> should not happen again.

Sure -- and I (at least half-)expected that: I am experimenting, so at
this stage, I expect a loty of stuff to be tried and tossed.

> Deleting and cloning again from scratch is a reasonable way to
> interact with the repository during this stage.
> > That is not waht I'm trying to do.  I am trying to have a (separate)
> > working copy (for each branch I use) that persists from day to day, and
> > which I update from the repo shortly before I rebuild FreeBSD.
> For the time being I think that you'd want to remove the bare repo and
> worktrees, and recreate everything from scratch over a hash change.

And that part's fine.

Where I'm having a problem is for the (usual) case of "no hash change",
but there have been commits to the source-of-truth: it appears that "git
fetch --all" copies those to my local private mirror, but I don't see
how to get my "worktree" updated.


David H. Wolfskill				david at
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