[aur-general] AUR 4 => Migrating 1 git to git-per-package

Ido Rosen ido at kernel.org
Tue Dec 30 00:59:13 UTC 2014

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 7:58 PM, Ido Rosen <ido at kernel.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM, Ido Rosen <ido at kernel.org> wrote:
>> git help subtree.
>> On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 7:53 PM, Phillip Smith <fukawi2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> For those of us already storing our packages in git[0], has anyone got some
>>> documentation/pointers for how to handle migrating from having 1 big git
>>> repository to dozens of individual git repositories?
>>> Do we just blat away our current repository and re-initialize each package
>>> as it's own repository or is there a smarter way?
> "git help subtree", but to clarify further: I do this right now in
> https://github.com/ido/packages-archlinux
> ...I have a script prepared using git subtree and a filter-branch
> command to split out the /aur directory in that repo into multiple
> packages.  I'm testing it locally.  The best part is that I can still
> maintain the individual package repos separately from the main one,
> and keep a separate git repository with all my individual repos as
> submodules, then just use "git submodule foreach git subtree pull
> --squash" (or similar) to update all the packages at once and only if
> those subfolders were changed in the one-big-repository
> (ido/packages-archlinux.git)

(...which can be done as a post-commit or post-receive hook in the master repo.)

>>> [0] https://github.com/fukawi2/aur-packages

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