Using git for patch management in Fedora
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Nov 22 15:25:00 UTC 2013
Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Several packages are using git for patch management. eg:
Ewww, we need packaging guidelines banning this bizarre practice.
I can see using git-am if you're backporting upstream patches from upstream
git (though patch and thus %patchN is usually good enough for that, too),
but for Fedora-specific patches, it's really the wrong tool for the job.
> Some of these packages have invented home-brewed methods to generate
> the Patch lines in the spec file, eg:
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