ECA, git-svn, and Forge.mil
I validated today that it is possible to use git-svn with Forge.mil and the standard Subversion client – if you are using an ECA. There probably is a way to trick Git into finding the non-standard SVN client if you’re using a CAC. I could probably help if needed.
Good news. Now I can mirror projects easily between Github and Forge.mil. Obviously there’s no real point here, save for simplifying access to some code. Well, I suppose there could be some specific configuration that would require the code to lie in within the Forge.mil firewall – but, then that’s probably up for a bad “smell” award.
There’s a couple of small tips:
This blog post talks about using git-svn – which is a big help.
Also, I found that with a little Subversion configuration on the client side you can eliminate the ECA certificate/password request.
The SVN docs show it in detail, but here’s the skinny:
In your ‘.svn/subversion/servers’ file under the [groups] header ad this line:
forgemil = svn.forge.mil
Then, create a new section after the [global] section like this:
[forgemil] ssl-client-cert-file = /path/to/your/cert.p12 ssl-client-cert-password = your certificate password
There you go. Then to checkout a Forge.mil repo:
git-svn clone https://svn.forge.mil/svn/repos/your_repo local_dir
Now you’re off and capable of using git locally. Mucho bueno.
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