Using git for patch management in Fedora

Alek Paunov alex at
Tue Nov 19 17:27:20 UTC 2013

On 19.11.2013 16:20, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 01:29:06PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 01:39:50PM +0100, Karel Zak wrote:
>>> We have to learn fedpkg to do all the magic ;-) Something like
>>> add remote git tree with exploded tree:
>>>    fedpkg exploded-tree add ssh://
>> This is all great, but the problem is that co-maintainers and
>> provenpackagers need to be (automatically if possible) added to the
>> fedorahosted tree.  Otherwise there's a big extra step for them if
>> they want to follow the package owner's preferred patching system.
> Ideally the GIT SCM request added to bugzilla when reviews are
> approved would have a "Upstream GIT URL" option and would setup
> a clone of this, and create branches for the fedora releases,
> and apply the same permissioning model from dist-git branches
> of the same names.

What about intermediate step: optional "fNN-upstream" branch in addition 
to fNN, containing relevant upstream revision as git submodule 
(preferably referencing fedorahosted mirror, but initially also allowing 
"external" clones)?

Kind Regards,

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