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Re: how to cherry-pick cleanly (Re: Bug#833421: jessie-pu: debian-edu-config/1.818+deb8u2])



On Tue, Aug 09, 2016 at 01:40:04PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 09, 2016 at 01:29:38PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > those I all picked (in reverse order) and made apply cleanly, the result
> > is in the branch h01ger/jessie-proposed.
> 
> the way I do this:
> 
> git cherry-pick -x $commit
> -> boom conflicts
> git status	# learn about the conflicts
> vi $file
> git diff	# shows the conflicting files and their current diff 
> 		# previous commit
> git show $commit	# compare with what I want to cherry-pick
> vi $file	# optionally, if I wasn't happy…
> git add $file
> git cherry-pick --continue
> git show $commit	# again, compare what I wanted to pick…
> git log -p -1		# with what I have picked…
> 
> if I'm unhappy with the cherry-picked result I have created I juse "git
> rebase -i HEAD~2" and then just I just remove the last commit manually
> and restart the cherry-picking from the beginning.
 
Thanks for this useful workflow instructions.

Wolfgang

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