What is the procedure for importing upstreams for the sp?

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Thu Dec 23 04:12:39 UTC 2010

Sam Hartman <hartmans at debian.org> writes:
>>>>>> "Russ" == Russ Allbery <rra at debian.org> writes:

>     Russ> The Debian packaging isn't based off of and doesn't merge with
>     Russ> upstream's revision control system.  When upstream isn't using
>     Russ> Git, this is awkward enough that it hasn't feel like it would
>     Russ> be worth the trouble.

> Understood.  I'm feeling a lot of pain on the Moonshot side because I
> suspect I'll want to be able to easily follow the upstream revision
> control, but I completely understand why this is not an issue for anyone
> else.

Well, I'd be willing to do something different if it made things easier.
I don't know much about using git-svn on an ongoing basis, but being able
to cherry-pick commits does sound like it could be useful.

It would probably be worth putting some effort into hacking the Git commit
notification script to not flood the list with the commits pulled in from
upstream somehow, since the dance required to avoid having it do that for
the openafs and krb5 repositories is sort of annoying.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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