an auto-push to bitbucket.org, etc, would be nice
|Assignee:||Bryan Horstmann-Allen||% Done:|
It'd be great to hook an automatic push to an illumos project on bitbucket.org, and/or similar sites.
This should be as easy as
- sign up
- create a password-less ssh keypair
- cron 'hg push -R illumos-gate -e 'ssh -Ci <privatekey>' ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/<user>/<tree>
using cron, rather than a hook, avoids blocking clients on arbitrarily long push (and in the case of git, conversion) processing,
for git, it appears that 'fast-export' (http://repo.or.cz/w/fast-export.git) is the tool of choice, and I assume github and gitorious
the preferred destinations.
#3 Updated by Rich Lowe about 5 years ago
bitbucket is easy, since both ends are Hg, just requires an account and a cron job.
git is less easy, fast-export, as best as I know, is uni-directional. There's also hg-git, from the github folks which is bi-directional. Unfortunately, the other major difference between the two is that hg-git, at least for the initial push, is not fast (it has been running for 24 hours now, in my attempt at trying it out). Obviously incremental performance is more important, but I haven't got far enough to get to try yet.
I registered the 'illumos' organization on github a couple of days ago, figuring I'd take this bug and get an interim solution going. If folks (bdha?) need to be added to it somehow, let me know (email or IRC).
#4 Updated by Jeppe Toustrup about 5 years ago
I managed to get illumos-gate pushed to github: http://github.com/Tenzer/illumos-gate. It took around 16-17 hours to convert all the mercurial data to git, and then hg-git failed with an "out of memory" error, probably because the memory limit for one process on my 32 bit box was reached.
Since the data converted to git was placed in a bare repository in
illumos-gate/.hg/git/, it was simple to just do a git push to github from there.
Two commits came in during the conversion process, so I had the chance to check how incremental updates worked, and it only takes the new changesets and converts, so it's a fairly quick process. I did however had to do a "git push" again from the before mentioned directory, since hg-git doesn't seem to be able to handle such an amount of data on my system.
I don't know if the project I have under my account on github can be moved to the illumos organization, otherwise I don't mind uploading it again, since I already have the data converted from hg to git.
Also, I could set up a cronjob to do a push once in a while when new changes have been committed, if need be.
#6 Updated by Jeppe Toustrup about 5 years ago
The steps the cronjob should do is as follows:
[enter illumos-gate hg directory] hg pull -u hg gexport cd .hg/git/ git push
It shouldn't matter if there are no new commits when running this, since all the commands have light operations in case there are no new changes.
The steps required to be set up on the cronjob server before doing this, would be to install hg, git and hg-git. Follow the instructions on how to configure hg-git, and then create a password-less SSH key which will be used to push to GitHub.
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