[Rd] R-Forge > GitHub?
murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jun 26 21:42:42 CEST 2019
On 26/06/2019 1:38 p.m., Spencer Graves wrote:
> Thanks. I'm still having problems:
> 1. I went to "github.com" and logged in with my standard
> GitHub account
> 2. Then I clicked "+" in the upper right, just left of my
> GitHub ID icon, and selected "Import a repository", as Lionel suggested.
> 3. " Your old repository’s clone URL" =
> "https://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/ecdat/" with "Name" = "Ecdat".
> ** >> This failed, first giving me a 500 failure
> code, then reporting " Repository creation failed." When I tried it
> again, I got, "The repository Ecdat already exists on this account."
> What do you suggest I try next?
How complicated is your R-forge repository? Are you hosting more than
one package there? Are you using branches and tags?
If it's really simple, I'd recommend importing from the Github read-only
copy, rather than from R-forge. R-forge has a non-standard setup for
repositories, and you probably don't want to import that to Github. (A
few years ago devtools didn't even work properly on R-forge because of
the non-standard setup. I don't know if Github will be able to handle
it.) The creator of "https://github.com/rforge/ecdat" simplified things
a lot, ignoring branches, tags, etc. For most repositories, this is fine.
Your first step will probably be to delete the existing ecdat repository
which showed up in your second error message. Instructions for that are
> On 2019-06-26 12:02, Lionel Henry wrote:
>> I think all 3 issues are solved by:
>> 1. Use the "+" button on github.com <http://github.com> and select
>> "Import a repository".
>> 2. Pass the URL of your SVN repo.
>>> On 26 Jun 2019, at 18:58, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves using prodsyse.com
>>> <mailto:spencer.graves using prodsyse.com>> wrote:
>>> Thanks to Duncan, Lionel and Henrik for their quick replies. I
>>> have further questions:
>>> 1. Will GitHub automatically transfer the commits I made
>>> to R-Forge in the past couple of days? R-Forge is now at Rev. 420,
>>> and GitHub is still at 418. Will 419 and 420 be automatically
>>> mirrored onto "https://github.com/rforge/ecdat" sometime in the next
>>> 24 hours or so? Is there something easy I can do to force that update?
>>> 2. Is there a way to make this GitHub version the
>>> master? It currently says it is a 'Read-only mirror of "ecdat" from
>>> r-forge SVN.' I can probably change
>>> <http://r-forge.r-project.org/projects/ecdat>" so I'm the only one
>>> authorized to make changes there and then stop committing changes
>>> there. However, before I do that, I'd want to make sure I can commit
>>> directly to the GitHub version, etc.
>>> 3. How can I make myself the owner and a contributor for
>>> the GitHub version? I'm a "Project Admin" on the R-Forge version,
>>> but currently no one can make any changes to the GitHub version
>>> except via R-Forge. There must be a recommended migration process.
>>> I could create a separate version of this package on GitHub,
>>> but all the history would be lost.
>>> Thanks again,
>>> Spencer Graves
>>> On 2019-06-26 10:35, Lionel Henry wrote:
>>>>> On 26 Jun 2019, at 17:25, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com
>>>>> <mailto:murdoch.duncan using gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>> R-Forge is mirrored on Github; see https://github.com/rforge/ecdat,
>>>>> for example. That shows 418 commits in its history; presumably
>>>>> that's the full R-forge history. I think that's newer than Michael
>>>>> Friendly's gist.
>>>>> So I suspect (but haven't tried to do this) that migration now is
>>>>> as simple as doing a Github fork to your own Github account, and
>>>>> then basically forgetting about the R-forge stuff, or deleting it
>>>>> (and I don't know how to do that).
>>>> I think it's better to avoid the Fork button in this case, because
>>>> forks are
>>>> treated specially in the Github UI. In this case you'll want your
>>>> repo to
>>>> appear as a main repo, and not a fork. AFAIK the only way to unfork
>>>> a repo
>>>> is to ask the Github staff to do it.
>>>> So instead of forking, use the "+" button on github.com
>>>> <http://github.com> and select
>>>> "Import a repository". This supports both git and svn repos.
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