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Development How to use a Code::Blocks Git Repo
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:22:28 pm »
Edit: I am now using new methods for setting up a git clone so "git svn info" works.
Edit2: Link to how I fix "git svn info" in an existing repo

Despite the file name; I am using these steps on both Debian 8.0 Linux and on windows 7.

Tim S.


I have spent many hours of this past week trying to get "git svn info" to work with a copy of obfuscated/codeblocks_sf git repo.
I got it to work with obfuscated Git Repo, I had to replace "http:" with "https:" in my step 2.

For updates, Please see these two file on

I have decided my script had no more errors I could find in it; but, it did NOT work.
So, decided to try it with biplab codeblocks git repo.

It worked with biplab codeblocks git repo.
I will try Jens Git Repo, next. Failed Twice on it; trying a third time.

Based on the idea from

Warning: I am a Git Newbie; these steps created via trial and error.

I am using Windows 7 32-bit; Git info in quote below.
Welcome to Git (version
$ git --version
git version

Step 1: Git clone, change directory, and move head back one commit
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git clone --origin upstream --branch master git://  cb_biplab_test
cd cb_biplab_test
git reset --hard HEAD~1

Step 2: Create svn-remote "svn" in git config file
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git config --add svn-remote.svn.url
git config --add svn-remote.svn.fetch trunk:refs/remotes/svnstuff/trunk
git config --add svn-remote.svn.branches branches/*:refs/remotes/svnstuff/*
git config --add svn-remote.svn.tags tags/*:refs/remotes/svnstuff/tags/*

Step 3:
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git show heads/master | head -n 1
commit 6ac780d332a35cce6e6e4b6c666376eaf3ad1f55

Step 4:
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mkdir .git/refs/remotes/svnstuff
Replace hash with value returned by the above command
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echo 6ac780d332a35cce6e6e4b6c666376eaf3ad1f55 > .git/refs/remotes/svnstuff/trunk

Step 5:
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git show remotes/svnstuff/trunk | head -n 1

Step 6: svn find-rev
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git svn find-rev HEAD

Step 7: svn reset and fetch
Use number plus 1 returned by svn find-rev step
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git svn fetch svn -r 9855

Step 8: Test git svn info
Takes about a minute to return results.
Note: If it does NOT work no results are ever returned in some cases.
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git svn info

Step 9: Force branch master to use rebase.
SVN does not like git merge so set to use git rebase.
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git config upstream.master.rebase true

Step 10: Test fetch and pull
Note: I am guessing that the svn fetch should be done before all "git pull" commands.
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git svn fetch svn
git pull

Tim S.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 03:01:29 am by stahta01 »
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Re: Development How to use a Code::Blocks Git Repo
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 07:47:30 am »
I add this page to the wiki: 3 Developing C::B with Git, thanks for sharing.
If some piece of memory should be reused, turn them to variables (or const variables).
If some piece of operations should be reused, turn them to functions.
If they happened together, then turn them to classes.