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I don't git it, but now you will

Debian patching workflow for new upstream versions

Update each patch branch

  • git checkout debian/patches/xxx

  • git merge upstream

  • Resolve possible conflicts
  • Repeat for all patch branches

Merge new upstream + updated patches + dropped patches + master (debian)

  • git checkout -b merge/$upstream_version upstream

  • Merge each updated patch branch
    • git merge --no-ff debian/patches/xxxx

  • Discard each obsolete patch branch
    • git merge --no-commit -s ours debian/patches/xxxx

    • git commit -m "Discard branch 'debian/patches/xxx' from merge/$upstream_version"

  • git merge -s recursive -X ours master

  • git checkout master

  • git merge merge/$upstream_version

Untested alternative merge workflow

  • git checkout master

  • git merge -s recursive -X theirs upstream

  • git merge -s recursive -X theirs debian/patches/xxxx

    • Repeat for all patch branches


git diff upstream/2.10.1 upstream/2.10.3 | filterdiff -i '*.c' -i '*.h' -i '*.cs' --clean | diffstat