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[Solved] Piston, GIT etc etc


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Mo

25 March 2011 at 3:09am Community Member, 509 Posts

Ok, given that everything is moving to git, I have decided to take the plunge and see what all the fuss is about. Was all going ok, until I started to try getting an Silverstripe SVN project converted to using piston to manage externals.

No matter what I do, I just get the same errors, looks like they are from piston itself. Could someone who is using this successfully just post an install guide or something? I have tried this on 3 systems (mac/ubuntu and win 7) all with the same result.

Currently, what I do:
Install Ruby
Install Piston "gem install piston"
cd to my working copy and then try to do a "piston convert"

Then it fails.

Is this what I am supposed to be doing? If so, what version of Ruby/Piston are you using?

Any help appreciated, I think my brain is starting to leak!

Mo

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Willr

25 March 2011 at 5:03pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Haven't tried piston convert before, the safest option for core at least will be to remove the folders then reimport using piston import.

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Mo

25 March 2011 at 8:54pm Community Member, 509 Posts

Thanks for the response Willr, so are you saying:

1. Checkout current project
2. Remove svn:externals
3. Use piston import for each external source
4. Check project back in

I guess you could use git-svn with this as well?

Mo

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Willr

26 March 2011 at 4:46pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Yes thats roughly the safest way to do it. Not sure regarding git-svn. I used git-svn mainly for pulling svn repos into git projects, you of course will need it to do the converse of that.

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Mo

26 March 2011 at 11:14pm Community Member, 509 Posts

Cool, it all seems to be working so far. I was mentioning git-svn because I need it to do exactly that :-).

Still quite new to git so I am just finding my way around. already quite impressed with the performance improvements!