Evolving standards for unpacked sources

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue May 29 21:58:56 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 09:57:46PM +0200, Hans Ulrich Niedermann wrote:
> On 29/05/12 18:46, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > Has anyone written any tools for converting git repos into patches?
> > Currently I use 'git format-patch' and then I copy the patches.
> > 
> > Should we have a naming convention for patches?  I proposed to use
> > the 000*-*.patch files directly from git format-patch without
> > renaming them.
> > How should we comment the spec files for packages maintained this way?
> For Fedora's "erlang" package, Peter Lemenkov and I have been doing
> something similar. This is probably not suitable for large scale
> emulation, but it more or less works for us.
> We both maintain a fork of upstream's Erlang/OTP git repository in our
> respective github accounts. The RPMs are built from upstream's release
> tarballs plus Fedora specific patch files. Whoever does the new Fedora
> package, creates a fedora specific branch (re)based on that release's
> git tag and commits the patches for the RPM to that branch (doing
> cherry-pick, rebase, or whatever).
> The otp-get-patches.sh script extracts the commits on that fedora
> specific branch as patch files, hooks those into the spec file and also
> changes the git index to account for old patch files removed and new
> ones added. Specific lines from the commit messages are copied into the
> spec files as comments, and as RPM %if... conditionals.
> See the source in erlang.spec and otp-get-patches.sh for details.

Thanks, I will have a look.

Here is the change (simplification, really) I made to ocaml.spec:



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