Using git for patch management in Fedora

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Wed Nov 20 09:19:41 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 03:36:54PM -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> One note though, I think that in the past one of the discussion points we've
> foundered on is whether we want to be mirroring upstream's git repo or
> (approximately) upstream's releases.  I think that's probably where we'd
> need to start discussion.

>From the point of view of patch management, I have a strong view here:

We should be mirroring upstream's git, if they have one.

The reason is that it makes it trivial to cherry pick upstream patches
on top of the Fedora branch.

So I'd arrange it by having a straight mirror of upstream, then have
our own 'fNN-branch' branches which contain the upstream releases
(ideally from upstream tags if they are using git sensibly) + our
cherry picked patches.


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