[Aptitude-devel] Tools 2: VCS

Daniel Burrows dburrows at debian.org
Sun May 16 20:31:01 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 01:04:51PM -0700, Daniel Burrows <dburrows at debian.org> was heard to say:
> On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 08:51:48AM -0700, Daniel Burrows <dburrows at debian.org> was heard to say:
> >   I've thought this over more, and I think I will go ahead and switch
> > over to git.  I've set the project SCM type to git in the alioth Web
> > interface, so there should be a git repository once the cronjob runs
> > to set it up.  After that, I'll convert the Mercurial repository over
> > and push the results up to the git repository, and we should be good
> > to go.
>   Ok, it's done.  To get a read-only copy of the repository, do:
>     $ git clone http://alioth.debian.org/anonscm/git/aptitude/aptitude.git

  I mistakenly came to the conclusion that the git protocol wasn't
supported, due to trying the wrong URL.  Apparently you can do this:

    $ git clone git://git.debian.org/git/aptitude/aptitude.git

  It seems a bit quicker, and you get a nicer progress indicator :)


>     and to stay up-to-date:
>     $ git pull
>   If you want to push commits directly into the repository:
>     $ git clone git+ssh://login@cvs.alioth.debian.org/git/aptitude/aptitude.git
>     ... do work ...
>     $ git push
>   Are all the commiters familiar with git?  If anyone needs help, I
> can post a brief summary.  You could also check out an online tutorial,
> such as <http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/gittutorial.html>.
>   I also strongly suggest trying out "git gui" -- it's not mentioned in
> the tutorial I reference above, but it's a handy tool for staging
> commits, particularly when you have several entangled patches that you
> want to separate.  Just run it from inside the repository.
>   Daniel
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