[aur-dev] Git workflow

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 16:42:47 EDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Denis Kobozev <d.v.kobozev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there a suggested workflow for working with AUR git repo? Suppose I
> do the following:
> $ git clone git://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git
> # code/test feature A
> $ git commit -a # commit feature A to my local branch
> $ git format-patch origin # create a patch with feature A
> # send patch with feature A to origin, patch applied to origin with git am
> Now branches look like this:
> ---o---o---A'   origin/master
>        \
>         \---A  local/master
> I do a `git pull` from my local branch and get:
> ---o---o---A'---    origin/master
>        \       \
>         \---A---M  local/master
> I then work on feature B and commit it to my local branch:
> ---o---o---A'---                origin/master
>        \       \
>         \---A---M---o---B      local/master
> Then I do `git format-patch origin` and get two patches, both for A
> and B, even though A is already in origin as A'.
> Is there a better way to do this?

If you're not in control of a branch, it is best not to work on that
branch. I generally keep all my work in a separate branch, so that
master can be clean and I can rebase as needed.

That said, you can also do a "git pull --rebase" as needed, though you
will have to address any conflicts

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