I recently wanted to test drive Bazaar with a fairly large project.
The first problem is to convert the whole repository which happen to be stored in subversion to a bunch of Bazaar branches.
There’s a tool called svn2bzr written by Gustavo Niemeyer which allows you to easily import a bunch of subversion branches in bzr.
There’s nothing special about my subversion repository, it only contains a couple of modules in the same repository, similar to how KDE has it set up, but different to GNOME.
First you need a dump, that’s easily created using
$ svnadmin dump /path/to/url > stoq-projects.dump
Next step is to convert the four modules called kiwi, stoqlib, stoqdrivers and stoq, to do that, issue this command:
$ python ./svn2bzr.py --scheme=trunk \ --exclude=kiwi(|/tags|/branches)$ \ --exclude=stoq(|/tags|/branches)$ \ --exclude=stoqdrivers(|/tags|/branches)$ \ --exclude=stoqlib(|/tags|/branches)$ ../stoq-projects.svndump stoq-projects
It turned out that the revision timestamp conversion had a couple of bugs, so you’d really need the latest version, incidentally available as a bzr branch from here.