Using git for patch management in Fedora

Karel Zak kzak at
Wed Nov 20 08:58:00 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 02:20:30PM +0000, 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.

BTW, why we cannot use for exploded tree too?
Just another set of repositories, maybe with a different HTTP alias,
e.g., or so...

> 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.

All such information belong to spec file :-)


for example upstream SCM URL is already missing in our spec files,
it's more important information than URL to tarball.


 Karel Zak  <kzak at>

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