fedpkg prep

Nils Philippsen nils at redhat.com
Wed Sep 1 16:05:53 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-01 at 09:59 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Matt McCutchen <matt at mattmccutchen.net> writes:
> > I personally don't like fedpkg doing magic based on the name of the VCS
> > branch I am on and would use a "branch" file.  I don't see what the big
> > deal is about having the branches identical; I think seeing the
> > difference in the "dist" value could actually be a helpful reminder.
> Actually, the branches *can't* be identical, in practically every
> nontrivial case, because (if nothing else) the %changelog will diverge.
> If you're copying log entries into a branch where those changes did not
> actually happen, you are not doing the right thing.

>From the view of git, the %changelog is just another bunch of data --
and doing that is called a "rebase", I believe.

> As Matt said, this sort of difference shouldn't hurt the ability to
> merge or cherrypick diffs from one branch to another.

I stand corrected.

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