FossGit provides a simple command line utility for creating and updating Git repositories as (one-way) mirrors of Fossil repositories.
Install the Ruby Gem:
$ gem install fossgit
If, for some reason, that is not an available option for you or you wish to do things the hard way, there is another installation method:
fossgitfile to a directory in your execution path, create a symlink or hardlink to the repository's
fossgitfile in a directory in your execution path, add its location in this repository to your execution path, or execute it by entering the explicit path to the
fossgitfile at a shell prompt.
With an open checkout of your Fossil repository:
$ cd /path/to/open/fossil/checkout $ fossgit /path/to/git/repository
- Fossil SCM
- a Fossil repository to mirror
- a Git repository you will use as your mirror
- an open checkout of the Fossil repository
Bug Reports And Feature Requests
In order from most preferred to least preferred:
- Add a ticket in the Fossil repository.
- Add a ticket in the GitHub repository (then I'll copy it to Fossil).
- Add tests, maybe.
- Incorporate this functionality into FossRec, a more comprehensive tool.
The discerning programmer may look over FossGit in its current form and realize it is neither object-oriented nor functional in its design. It is, in fact, a pretty straightforward procedural program, written in Ruby (an odd language to use for procedural programming, perhaps). The reason for this is simple: it is in essence a glorified shell script. There are plans to make it part of a larger set of libraries and utilities (see the Roadmap), and it will need to undergo a fair bit of redesign as part of that; I expect it to be largely unrecognizable by then.
Much of this work was done on Christmas weekend 2016. That may or may not be significant.