Using git for patch management in Fedora

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Tue Nov 19 10:36:23 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 02:32:58PM +0400, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> 2013/11/19 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at>:
> > Several packages are using git for patch management.  eg:
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> > Some of these packages have invented home-brewed methods to generate
> > the Patch lines in the spec file, eg:
> I hope we'll see some progress in RPM in regards to VCS integrations
> soon. Because that's the main issue with RPM and related
> infrastructure nowadays.
> > More importantly, all are using random git repositories to store the
> > exploded tree.  This makes it difficult for co-maintainers and proven
> > packagers to fit in with the patch management chosen by the
> > maintainer.  Usually they won't have access to the git repository for
> > these patches, making it difficult to add patches and near impossible
> > to upgrade to a new version.
> I'm using for that. For example
> erlang is stored here:
> It contains a mirror of main upstream repo and few branches with
> Fedora-related patches.

Peter, is the comment in the spec file wrong?  It refers to two github

In any case, fedorahosted would be an improvement, but AIUI it doesn't
automatically give access to co-maintainers and proven packagers.


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