git usage question
schwab at redhat.com
Wed Sep 8 08:44:27 UTC 2010
"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at redhat.com> writes:
> For libguestfs I'm doing it manually. I have my own git repo which is
> a clone of the upstream libguestfs git repo. In that git repo I have
> the base stable version (eg. 1.4.3) plus cherry-picked patches on top
> of that. I use 'git rebase' when a new stable version comes out, and
> 'git format-patch' to generate the actual patches which go into Fedora
> git. At the moment I hand-edit the spec file to update the list of
> patches, but eventually the plan would be to generate the list of
> patches in the spec file too.
glibc takes a slightly different approach. The fedora-specific changes
are maintained in a branch. When I prepare a new fedora build I merge
master into the fedora branch, run "make srpm" to build an srpm that
contains the fedora changes in a single patch, and "fedpkg import" it
into fedora git.
Andreas Schwab, schwab at redhat.com
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