[Mageia-dev] sync with mandriva

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Nov 8 12:04:25 CET 2010

Le dimanche 07 novembre 2010 à 13:53 +0100, Remy CLOUARD a écrit :
> On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 08:18:30AM +0200, P. Christeas wrote:
> > On Sunday 07 November 2010, Luis Daniel Lucio Quiroz wrote:
> > > Well,
> > > 
> > > as in mandriva list it seems that live will be again.  I was wondering for
> > > those we contrib in both distros.  I mean for example me: i maintan squid
> > > and snort (for example).  I wonder if there is a way so i may affect
> > > package once and build in both distros (because these packages for example
> > > wont change, i mean patches and compiled options will be the same).
> > Given that your squid could be built from /exactly/ the same package+tarballs 
> > in both Mandriva and Mageia[1], you could theoretically rsync between your 2 
> > local svn checkouts and then checkin.. But not the most beautiful procedure.
> > 
> > BUT, if it had been for git-based package tracking:
> > ..  you would have 2 branches at the same git repo, for Mandriva, Mageia. And 
> > one, third, for the official upstream sources, actually.  You would be able to 
> > hack one branch and let squid build, install etc. Then, you would /merge/ from 
> > one distro branch to the other, or cherry-pick, or rebase, or anything 
> > suitable for your changes. No need to have identical code in both of branches, 
> > at all.
> > And then simply push to Mageia, Mandriva, Fedora, SuSe, Debian, the upstream 
> > squid etc, the N-th mirror of Mageia and so on...
> > Moreover, if somebody else had hacked squid for Mandriva, you would be able to 
> > fetch his/her changes, merge the ones you wanted into Mageia, and repeat the 
> > "push" step.
> > You see, having multiple masters, multiple committers is what git is unique 
> > at. It is where svn sucks, by contrast.
> > 
> it could be possible as well with git-svn no ?
> I don’t think mandriva will move to git anytime soon, it was planned
> (IIRC spuk worked on it) but it was not finished.

No, not on git, on a different system with separated svn for tarball. 

Additionally, that's what we plan to deploy for mageia. 

Michael Scherer

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