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Re: A short guide for using Git with pkg-perl available

-=| Peter Pentchev, Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 09:35:19PM +0200 |=-
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 08:54:09PM +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
> "I really like the way the group has been maintaining this package, 
> and
>  I fully intend to keep benefitting from it, but I need to fork it for
>  $REALJOB's needs (extend it a bit and put a different distribution name
>  in the changelog file... don't ask :) -- and the best way to do that
>  would be to keep it in a VCS of my own, right here at $REALJOB, and Git
>  seems to be the best tool for the job, so I would really like a way to
>  have a local Git repo that I can play with *and* to keep tracking
>  the Debian Perl Group's changes to the package in the future."

Ah, oh. git-svn seems like your tool then. Or even a script that 
produces a custom package out of the Debian one. Or, ... well you 
don't need telling that there are many ways :))

> > All this said, having a developed procedure for the conversion 
> > ready at hand cannot be bad. And if we live to see the day of PET 
> > supporting Git, we could even use that procedure. And who am I to 
> > tell others how to spend their time anyway? :)
> Yep, all of your points are good and taken in good faith.  Still, IMHO
> a svn->git migration is in the not-quite-so-far future, at least for
> some packages[0], so gregoa's link[1] just might come in useful at some
> point.
> [0] ...and no, I'm not an advocate of change just for the sake of
> change, it's just that IMHO there are quite a few people who think that
> Git provides, let's say, a bit more flexibility than Subversion :)

Agreed. Sorry if my mail suggested that people want to the change for 
"fashion" reasons :)

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