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Re: Packaging on GitHub ?




Le 27 mai 2012 03:12, "Jon Bernard" <jbernard@debian.org> a écrit :
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> * Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > for one of the packages maintained by the pkg-eucalyptus team (euca2ools), the
> > upstream source moved to GitHub, and we would like to try to maintain the
> > Debian package there as well.
> >
> > I see that there is already a Debian account on GitHub
> > (https://github.com/debian), currently empty.  Does it belong to a Developer ?
> > Would it be availble to maintain the euca2ools package in ?
> >
> > I never tried GitHub before.  I know it is not Free.  The point maintaining a
> > Debian package on GitHub would be to easily make pull requests to Upstream.  Is
> > it something that would be doable from external repositories, for instance
> > making a pull request to GitHub from Alioth ?  (I mean, the Pull Request
> > function of GitHub, not sending an email Upstream saying in plain English that
> > they can pull from Alioth).
>
> I believe a Github pull-request must reference a commit within Github itself.
> You could still file an issue linking to an external repository, but I suspect
> they're encouraging you to use Github for packaging so they can leverage all of
> the utilities that Github provides. You could always use Alioth as the primary
> repository and keep an updated mirror on Github just for this sort of thing.
>
Github tools work with local repo only. Keeping an updated mirror is not a good method for me, it is a painful task and you are never sure of the status....

By the way, you can t use Debian repo to put several repo. a github repo refers to a single git repo.

For info, there is a very nice github like free tool named gitlab , but it I a software, not a service.
Olivier
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Le 27 mai 2012 03:12, "Jon Bernard" <jbernard@debian.org> a écrit :

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