Installing git-filter-repo on windows
I've been trying to get
git-filter-repo to work on Windows and WSL today and it's been quite a struggle. The docs are pretty limited and call out I may have to update some values in the script itself to make things work. But doesn't spell out what to fix and how to make it work.
I ended up doing the following:
1. Install Python on Windows
Install Python for Windows 3.10. And enable long-path-support. I did not use the store version, though it should do the trick as well.
2. Add Python to the path
Add the path to Python and its Scrips folder to the environment.
3. Install git-filter-repo using pip3
c:\> pip3 install git-filter-repo
And on WSL
1. Install Python on Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install python3
2. Install git-filter-repo using pip3
sudo pip3 install git-filter-repo
3. Add the correct folder to the path in fish
touch ~/.config/fish/config.fish echo "set -gx PATH \$PATH ~/.local/bin/" >> ~/.config/fish/config.fish
And be done with it!
It's probably not the Python way of doing things, but I can now use the tool I need. If you know a better way of solving this problem, let me know.