[Pkg-octave-devel] Restoring branches on octave-symbolic :-(

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso jordigh at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 22:26:02 UTC 2011

On 4 January 2011 16:08, Thomas Weber <tweber at debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 03:45:53PM -0600, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> On 4 January 2011 15:24, Thomas Weber <tweber at debian.org> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 07:59:22PM -0600, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> >> On 3 January 2011 13:39, Thomas Weber <tweber at debian.org> wrote:
>> >> > On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 10:28:36PM -0600, Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso wrote:
>> >> >> I carelessly did "git push --mirror" in the octave-symbolic repo, and
>> >> >> I thought all it would do was push all of my branches. Unfortunately,
>> >> >> it also removed all of the branches I hadn't clone locally. Does
>> >> >> someone have them and is able to push them?
>> >> >
>> >> > I don't think the octave-symbolic repo had any branches other than
>> >> > 'master'.
>> >>
>> >> It had a branch for each release. They sort of are still there,
>> >> somewhere in the reflog, I think. But whatever, I guess they're not a
>> >> big deal, just there for historicity purposes.
>> >
>> > Okay, I just updated. What we have now is the complete upstream source
>> > code. I'm going to remove this now.
>> Wait, wait, why?
>> I worked hard to get the upstream source into the package. It's much
>> nicer to work that way.
> Release-managers will *never* accept such a change so late in the
> release cycle.

I asked around in IRC and they said it was still possible to get the
package back into squeeze if I had an unstable upload.

Anyways, the change doesn't change the actual package itself too much,
the debian/ directory. It's just a packaging convenience. You think
they'll still be adverse to it?

> Anyway, which of the four patches from SVN actually fixes the crash?

Probably the one the last two that patche the C++ sources, but I'm
unable to understand why it would work. The UB I was observing earlier
didn't happen around that code. Do you think we should just roll those
two into one and drop the other two patches?

- Jordi G. H.

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