Merging (joining/stiching/rewriting) history of "unrelated" git repositories
- Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 16:52:26 +0200
- From: Piotr Krukowiecki <piotr.krukowiecki@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Merging (joining/stiching/rewriting) history of "unrelated" git repositories
I'm migrating two repositories from svn. I already did svn->git
migration (git-svn clone) and now have two git repositories.
I would like to merge them into 1 git repository, but to merge also
history - branches and tags.
The reason is that the svn repositories in fact represent one
"project" - you had to download both of then, they are not useful
separately. Tags were applied to both repositories, also list of
branches is almost identical for both.
So right now I have:
master: r1, r4, r5, r7
branch1: r10, r11, r13
master: r2, r3, r6
branch1: r12, r14
The content of projectA and projectB is different (let's say projectA
is in subfolder A and projectB is in subfolder B). So revisions on
projectA branches have only A folder, and revisions on projectB
branches have only B folder.
But I would like to have:
master: r1', r2', r3', r4', r5', r6', r7'
branch1: r10', r11', r12', r13', r14'
Where all revisions have content from both projects. For example, the
r5' should have the "A" folder content the same as r5, but also should
have "B" folder content the same as in r3 (because r3 was the last
commit to projectB (date-wise) before commit r5 to projectA).
There's additional difficulty of handling merges...
Any suggestions on what's the best way to do it?
Currently I'm testing join-git-repos.py script
but it's slow, memory inefficient and handles "master" branch only...