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Re: [augeas-devel] Burned by our git repos again



On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 09:15:18AM +0000, Dominic Cleal wrote:
> I've just managed to push a change (71aaf9b) to the Fedora Hosted repo,
> but not to the GitHub repo[1] as they're out of sync again.  Not the
> first time this has happened!
> 
> At the moment I usually push to them both (two URLs on a single git
> remote), but fetch from Fedora.  Since a PR was merged into the GitHub
> tree only, my change today was based on the current Fedora HEAD and not
> GitHub's, leading to a non-fast-forward error there.
> 
> Can I suggest we make one or the other authoritative?  Preferably
> GitHub, since the PR mechanism seems to encourage contributions.
> 
> It would be easiest if we stopped pushing to the Fedora repo, to prevent
> the impression that we're keeping them in sync.  The web site's
> contributors and download pages will need updating too (if I can figure
> that process out).
> 
> The last problem might be David's GitHub repo, which has a larger set of
> forks/stars than the hercules-team org repo, plus receives PRs directly
> - ideally hercules-team would act as the upstream instead.  If David's
> willing, it could be transferred to hercules-team and we replace the
> current augeas repo there.
> 
> It may also be worth asking GitHub if they can help us - the web
> suggests their staff may be able to rejig the fork relationships via a
> support request.  If so, David may be able to open a request to transfer
> forks/stars to the hercules-team repo from his own, then recreate his as
> a fork of hercules-team, which would make the ancestry clearer.
> 
> How does that sound?
> 
> [1] https://github.com/hercules-team/augeas
> [2] https://github.com/hercules-team/augeas/pull/21
> 
> -- 
> Dominic Cleal
> Red Hat Engineering
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It's an idea worth chasing, as I think it is quite confusing to have basically
three repos (RH, hercules-team and David's) at the moment; and making the
hercules-team the authoritive repo (with some GitHub help).

-- 
Cheers,
Jasper

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish"



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