This is a summary of the thread in the OpenPetra Forum: mirroring bzr to github
The goal is to get all the version history of lp:openpetraorg into a repository at Github.
I have started mirroring our bzr trunk to a github repository, mainly so that I can host private branches of my customers (including configuration etc) at Github (https://github.com/plans), which is cheaper than Launchpad commercial plans (https://launchpad.net/+tour/join-launchpad#commercial).
The initial checkout for git is much faster than bzr for some reason.
But it also has some benefits for the development team:
You can use the better history of files for example:
https://github.com/tpokorra/openpetragi … Service.cs
Bazaar messes up the history of a file quite badly by mentioning any merge that is related to a file by some means, which makes it very confusing.
I am using this script:
Blog Entry by Felipe Contreras about the bridge script
Source of git-remote-bzr.py
Here are the commands that I am using (on CentOS):
Get the script:
wget https://raw.github.com/felipec/git/fc/master/git-remote-bzr.py chmod a+x git-remote-bzr.py sudo mv git-remote-bzr.py /usr/bin/git-remote-bzr
install latest bzr:
sudo yum -y install gcc python-devel wget https://launchpad.net/bzr/2.6/2.6.0/+download/bzr-2.6.0.tar.gz tar xzf bzr-2.6.0.tar.gz cd bzr-2.6.0 sudo python setup.py install cd ..
install latest git:
sudo yum -y install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker wget https://git-core.googlecode.com/files/git-1.8.4.tar.gz tar xzf git-1.8.4.tar.gz cd git-1.8.4 make prefix=/usr/local all sudo make prefix=/usr/local install cd ..
Attention: the bazaar checkout will download about 4 GB of data (git will later only use about 250 MB!!!). The clone will need quite some memory, about 2 GB of RAM should be available. Therefore I usually do it in two steps, so if something goes wrong in the clone, I don’t need to download everything again!
git clone "bzr::lp:openpetraorg"
bzr checkout lp:openpetraorg git clone "bzr::openpetraorg" openpetra
Push to github:
cd openpetra git remote add github https://email@example.com/openpetra/openpetra.git # or use if you want to use authentication with SSH key: # git remote add github firstname.lastname@example.org:openpetra/openpetra.git git push github master
new changes from bzr to git:
cd ~/openpetraorg bzr update cd ~/openpetra git pull origin git push github master --tags