Simultaneous Fedora and upstream git usage

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat Sep 11 22:17:23 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-09-11 at 18:30 +0300, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> Every one who is use a git everyday knows that it has support of
> joining several repositories in one local repository (especially if it
> has a common base). I would use such feature for packages hosted in
> git repositories.
> So, the idea is to keep 2-in-1:
>  - Fedora's git as a holder and main repository
>  - upstream/* branches for an upstream sources (real package sources)
> Advantages are in keeping things together and simplify maintaining
> packages in Fedora with upstreamed patches (commits).
> It also reminds the Debian's scheme where the repository contains two
> branches and two kind of tags accordingly.
> Any suggestions or improvements to this scheme?

I think it's already been proposed on -devel as a logical extension of
the current system. I can't recall exactly when or by who, though,
Adam Williamson
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