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Re: Merging (joining/stiching/rewriting) history of "unrelated" git repositories

Elijah Newren <newren@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
> <avarab@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Wed, May 15 2019, Piotr Krukowiecki wrote:
>>> 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:
>>>     - projectA:
>>>        master: r1, r4, r5, r7
>>>        branch1: r10, r11, r13
>>>     - projectB:
>>>        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:
>>>     - projectAB:
>>>        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
>>> (https://github.com/mbitsnbites/git-tools/blob/master/join-git-repos.py)
>>> but it's slow, memory inefficient and handles "master" branch only...
>> You might be able to use https://github.com/newren/git-filter-repo

> Somewhat interestingly, a search on others having tried to solve this
> same problem turned up
> https://github.com/j5int/jbosstools-gitmigration, which apparently is
> based on git_fast_filter, which is the predecessor of filter-repo.
> Perhaps that tool would be useful to you as-is, though they apparently
> do ignore merges.

There is also reposurgeon tool; though its main purported purpose is to
aid migrating from one version control system to another, it can also be
used to edit repositories (utilizing fast-import stream).


Hope that helps,
Jakub Narębski