On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 4:05 PM Scott Moser <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi balint,
> Thanks for bzr-git-maas-convert. I wonder if you'd be interested in
> attempting to add a few features to it that I have used in my bzr2git
> I have a gist at
> which i utilize and hand-patch a installed bzr-fastimport.
> The changes maintain some vcs data that would otherwise be lost:
> a.) bug metadata converted: Bzr contains 'fixes' metadata
> (bzr commit --fixes) that does not get moved over to git.
> This updates the commit message exported to git to
> contain LP: #XXXXXX for each --fixes=lp:XXXXXX in bzr.
> b.) bzr revno info: Often times bug or other references to code may
> say 'fixed in revno XXX'. That information gets lost in a conversion to git.
> The patch here updates commit messages to contain bzr-revno: XXX
> for each bzr revision.
Thanks, this is really useful!
I have set up a PPA for the package with a slightly modified patch here:
Now the format conforms a bit more to git conventions:
Author: Foo <...>
Date: Mon Nov 26 19:00:07 2018 +0100
Have a nice day!
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 5:31 PM Balint Reczey
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Dear Ubuntu Contributors!
> > Launchpad already supports git but there are still many active bzr
> > repositories there.
> > If you would like to migrate some of them to git I'd like to suggest
> > taking a look at bzr-git-mass-convert  based on bzr fast-export
> > (verifying the result with git-remote-bzr). It is a simple tool for
> > merging multiple bzr branches to a single git repository, set up for
> > pushing it back to Launchpad.
> > We (at the Foundations Team) use it for migrating our repositories and
> > there is also a wiki  page for tracking the migration schedule 
> > of popular repositories.
> > For example we plan migrating livecd-rootfs on December 12, please get
> > your open MP's merged by then to avoid the extra work of resubmitting
> > them against the new git repo.
> > There is also a new tracker to list packages still maintained in bzr,
> > grouped by the teams .
> > Cheers,
> > Balint
> >  https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-dev/+git/bzr-git-mass-convert/+ref/master
> >  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/MigratingFromBzrToGit
> >  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment/MigratingFromBzrToGit#Migration_Schedule
> >  http://people.canonical.com/~rbalint/bzr_repos_by_team.html
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