fedpkg prep

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Thu Sep 2 02:17:09 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-01 at 09:00 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On 8/31/10 5:36 PM, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > Perhaps local and so forth could be given a --dist=foo switch, and these
> > sorts of errors could say "can't figure out your dist from git, use --dist
> > or fix your repo".
> Yeah, I've been working in my head a fallback route, which might
> eventually fall back to forcing a --branch or --dist option, something
> like:  See if there is a branch.merge setting, if not see if there is a
> branch.dist setting, if not see if the local branch name matches a
> regex, if not tell the user to provide --dist.

Having the command-line option take priority whenever it is given would
be a more conventional design.  And it would be useful if branch.dist
(or a working-tree file, as I am advocating) could override the local
and upstream branch names even when they do follow the pattern for a
dist value.


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