[Pkg-scicomp-devel] Migrating some repositories to Git

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at debian.org
Fri May 1 12:49:17 UTC 2009

* Christophe Prud'homme <prudhomm at debian.org> [2009-05-01 14:18]:

> what is the procedure to move to git ?

I have developed my own script for doing that.  I do not publish it because
it is very dirty... although, it works! :-)

> any reference about that ?

I based my script on what Russ Allbery wrote:


> it seems that an email is triggered and sent to pkg-scicomp-commits,
> is that right ?

Yes.  For every "git push" the post-receive hook [1] is called for each
commit that is part of that push.  This hook just calls a script [2]
modified by me that includes the whole commit diff in the body of the

[1] alioth.debian.org:/srv/git.debian.org/git/pkg-scicomp/*.git/hooks/post-receive
[2] alioth.debian.org:/home/groups/pkg-scicomp/bin/git-commit-notice

There is also a nice feature: when the changes contain "closes: #nnnnnn",
then the notification is also sent to control at bugs.debian.org and 
"tags nnnnnn pending" appears in the body of the message.

> I guess there are some rules/rationale that we should follow no ?

I wrote some advices in my previous message to pkg-scicomp-devel.
Otherwise, there is nothing special in using the Git repositories.  The
workflow can be very similar to that sing SVN, as I already explained.  I
do not use git-buildpackage, though.


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