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Create a blank folder
Get the repository
git clone git://git.berlios.de/supergrub
Check fetched branches
git branch -a
You should have an output similar to this one:
* master remotes/origin/HEAD -> origin/master remotes/origin/baells remotes/origin/baellsdeb remotes/origin/castillonroy remotes/origin/master remotes/origin/test
Create local branches associated to remote branches
git checkout -b baells remotes/origin/baells git checkout -b baellsdeb remotes/origin/baellsdeb git checkout -b castillonroy remotes/origin/castillonroy git checkout -b test remotes/origin/test
If you want to contribute back to Super Grub Disk repository you need:
- An developer.berlios.de account
- Ask adrian15 on Super Grub Disk mailing list to give you permissions
- Type the following commands on the GIT repository:
git config --add user.name "First Last" git config --add user.email email@example.com git remote add origin ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/gitroot/supergrub
How to work with a new feature thanks to a new branch
Select the branch base where you want to work
git checkout baells
Create a new branch based on this one with a meaningful name. In this example we suppose that the new feature is an load grub cfg option.
git checkout -b baells_features_loadgrubcfg baells Switched to a new branch 'baells_features_loadgrubcfg'
Improve whatever you have to improve.
git status # If you are not sure about what you have changed (what you have to type in git add) git add <files that you have added or improved.> git commit -m "Added Load Grub Cfg Option"
How to work with a build branch to merges "baells (upstream), baellsdeb (debian) and feature/myfeature branches"
- baells branch represents upstream.
- baellsdeb branch represents the debian directory.
- baells_features_loadgrubcfg represents a branch with the new feature: load grub cfg
So we want to begin a new branch called_ baells_with_features_build to test this new feature
Let's create a child branch from baells branch and start working here.
git checkout -b baells_with_features_build baells Switched to a new branch 'baells_with_features_build'
Let's merge the patch branch
git merge baells_features_loadgrubcfg Updating f7e79df..eb90f69 Fast forward menus/cfgdetect.lua | 34 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ menus/grub.cfg | 7 +++++-- 2 files changed, 39 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) create mode 100644 menus/cfgdetect.lua
And also merge the debian branch
git merge baellsdeb [...]
That's it. You are ready to build and test your application. After that you should be able to delete your build branch without too much worry.
Advanced. How to create empty branches
git symbolic-ref HEAD refs/heads/newbranch rm .git/index git clean -fdx <do work> git add your files git commit -m 'Initial commit'
Update your local repository with data from the official supergrub git repository
TODO: How to switch among branches. (git checkout branch) TODO: Advanced. How did I migrate the svn repository. (I had no standard layout). TODO: How to work with topgit so that you can create "generated-patches" branches. TODO: What you should send to the mailing list. (How to generate the email.) TODO: How you can submit back to official supergrub git repository your new feature or improvement. TODO: Svn and GIT. Explain some differeences between them. Branches. Build dirs and so on.
Ref: Empty branches: http://book.git-scm.com/5_creating_new_empty_branches.html Ref: git-doc package: file:///usr/share/doc/git-doc/gittutorial.html Ref: Migrate SVN to GIT: http://unintelligible.org/blog/2008/07/30/migrating-a-subversion-repository-to-a-remote-git-repository/ Ref: General: http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git-core/docs/user-manual.html