Question about commiting the sources

Pavel Alexeev forum at
Sat Mar 17 07:59:04 UTC 2012

16.03.2012 18:38, Jon Ciesla пишет:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Jan Synacek<jsynacek at>  wrote:
>> On 03/16/12 at 11:16am, Sergio Belkin wrote:
>>> Perhaps and stupid question:
>>> After upload new-sources to repo, it outputs:
>>> Uploaded and added to .gitignore:
>>> Source upload succeeded. Don't forget to commit the sources file
>>> I don't understand! By default it add sources files to .gitignore and
>>> then it asks for commit them?
>>> Is it something that I misunderstood?
>> It just tells you not to forget to commit the file named 'sources'. The file
>> changes when you execute new-sources and should be commited, because it
>> contains an md5sum of the source tarball.
>> The message is somewhat misleading, because the 'sources' file gets staged
>> automatically after new-sources, so if you do fedpkg commit, it gets commited
>> anyway.
> The upload puts the new sources in the lookaside cache, which is
> outside of git,
Long time want ask - why? Why sources not under git too? Is there any 
troubles with big blobs? Can I point on such files from web? How? 
Especially I need it to point on my patches to provide it upstream.
>   and updates the sources file, but doesn't commit it to
> git, because the assumption is that your have other changes to make,
> like updating the spec, new patches perhaps, etc.
> -J
>> Hope this explanation is not even more confusing:)
>> Best regards,
>> --
>> Jan Synacek
>> BaseOS team Brno
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