Mirroring sourceforge svn

Asked by Rainer on 2011-06-21

I am trying to mirror a branch from an svn repo, and I always get an "is not a branch" error, although if I click on the https, it shows me the url. What am I doing wrong?



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Benji York (benji) said : #1

Please provide the exact set of steps you take to produce the error so we can attempt to reproduce and diagnose it.


Rainer (rainer-krugs) said : #2

The Branch in question is


which should be mirrored from


1) select "Register a branch"

2) named it lyx-trunk, made sure that the branch type was set to mirrored and entered the branch url as mentioned above

3) when trying to initiate the mirroring, I get the following error message:

Launchpad has not been able to mirror this branch. The last attempt was 2 minutes ago. (Not a branch: "https://lyx.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/lyx/lyx-devel/trunk/".) Launchpad will try again shortly.

The URL definitely points to an svn branch, as I can open it in a standard svn client.

Hope this helps,


SourceForge sometimes decides to block Launchpad mirroring. We'll have to look into this to ensure that's not what's happening.

Rainer (rainer-krugs) said : #4

Does not look like i (but would be great if you could make sure) as I asked at sourceforge yesterday:

I want to mirror a svn branch at sourceforge (https://lyx.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/lyx/lyx-devel/trunk/) and setup a new branch (https://code.launchpad.net/~rainer-krugs/+junk/lyx-trunk) but it is not mirroring the branch, although the URL is correct and it is an svn mirror.

Could you please indicate what the problem is, as I am at a loss at the moment.

and their reply was:

As far as I can tell, the issue seems to be on Launchpad's side. I
recommend you contact their support team for assistance.

Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #5

You are requesting that Launchpad mirror a Bazaar branch, but giving it the URL to a Subversion branch. Critically, there's a difference between Launchpad's "mirror" and "import" features.

Additionally, the lyx svn repository at sourceforge is long abandoned, and there appears to already be a more up to date working import registered at https://code.launchpad.net/~vcs-imports/lyx/trunk

Rainer (rainer-krugs) said : #6

Thanks max - the first wasn't clear to me. I was aware, that sourceforge is on svn, and launchpad on Bazaar, but I thought there is an option to mirror those. So if I want to use an svn branch, I have to request it to be imported - correct?

Second point: that's great - so I can simply use that branch.