[aur-general] PKGBUILD that helps with VCS upstream contribution?

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Thu May 20 18:03:53 EDT 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 18:01, Philipp <hollunder at lavabit.com> wrote:
> Now if I wanted to contribute code back to a project that uses git, how
> would I do that without losing the comfort and safety of makepkg?
> I figured it should be possible to write a PKGBUILD that gets the latest
> upstream changes but also integrates local changes.

Fork their git repo (github makes this easy), add and commit your
changes, and set your PKGBUILD to use your forked version. You can use
git format-patch to send things back to them, or send a pull request
through github or some other medium. The individual project will
determine what's the best method.

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