SVN Clean Up step error

I am completing the conversion preparing the branches (clean up step). When I run the java clean-git script (java -Dfile.encoding=utf-8-jar svn-migration-scripts.jar clean-git), I get the following error. I'm running the conversion in Windows.

Could not retrieve the config for the key: svn-remote.svn.url

Any ideas on where I went wrong?



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Issue was caused by cloning and changing the database before performing the clean up step. The clean up script is expecting SVN tags in the config file in .git folder. I went back to the original git svn converted repository and started over.

[svn-remote "svn"]
url = svn://localhost
fetch = MyRepo/trunk:refs/remotes/trunk
branches = MyRepo/branches/*:refs/remotes/*
tags = MyRepo/tags/*:refs/remotes/tags/*

authorsfile = c:/FooFolder/authors.txt

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I decided not to migrate any branches, so the cleanup was giving me this error.

As a workaround, I simply added an empty "branches" key under [svn-remote "svn"] configuration section. Something like this:

[svn-remote "svn"]
	branches =

Works perfectly.

Works for me also. My svn repo didn't have any branches, just tags and a trunk, so no branches to migrate. I didn't specify --branches in the git svn clone command.

This also works for branches without tags, specify an empty tags key in the same configuration section

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I'm having the same problem.

Error message is: Could not retrieve the config for the key: svn-remote.svn.branches

Migrating on Ubuntu 12.04; svn, version 1.6.17 (r1128011); git version

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Ok looks like my particular problem I'm having is due to the fact that the repo I'm converting does not have branches and tags.

Does that mean you didn't have a typical SVN setup with Trunk, Branches, and Tags? Do you have trunk?

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yes and no.

Our SVN repo had a structure like:







So I've moved the trunk/, tags/, and branches/ to a new code.git, docproejct to a doc.git and I haven't decided what to do with the releases and data yet. The releases contains binary builds that we use to deploy our application (in lieu of a package manager). Internally we need to decide if we want to carry this over to git.

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Our SVN repo has a structure like:






I used to following command for git clone

git svn clone --trunk=/trunk --branches=/branch --branches=/label --branches=/private --branches=/release --authors-file=authors.txt http://svn_repo_link_to_one_project_android AndroidAsGit

The command ended successfully without any issues.

On my local Computer, I could only see the trunk code has been checked out and the remaining branches are not checked out.

When I run the command below, I get the following issue Could not retrieve the config for the key: svn-remote.svn.url

java -Dfile.encoding=utf-8 -jar D:\GitRepository\svn-migration-scripts.jar clean-git

Here is my config file

    repositoryformatversion = 0
    filemode = false
    bare = false
    logallrefupdates = true
    symlinks = false
    ignorecase = true
    hideDotFiles = dotGitOnly
[svn-remote "svn"]
    url = http://svn base url
    fetch = MedKit/Android/trunk:refs/remotes/trunk
    branches = MedKit/Android/branch/*:refs/remotes/*
    branches = MedKit/Android/label/*:refs/remotes/*
    branches = MedKit/Android/private/*:refs/remotes/*
    branches = MedKit/Android/release/*:refs/remotes/*
    authorsfile = d:/NewGitRepository/authors.txt

Can any one suggest, how can I fix this issue.


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