When cloning a git repository containing Debian packaging (no matter whether you use git-clone or gbp-clone), you’ll end up with one or more branches all tracking the remote from which you cloned (e.g. alioth, or salsa).
In debian-x, there is https://salsa.debian.org/xorg-team/debian/xsf-tools/blob/master/xsf-remote-add-upstream, which takes care of the problem. We’re discussing adding this feature to git-buildpackage, and were wondering whether the suggestion in this bug would be helpful for debian-x, too. If debian-x doesn’t use git-buildpackage, the question is moot of course (unless you intend to adopt it in the future) :). On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:02 PM, Julien Cristau <jcris...@debian.org> wrote: > On 02/11/2018 02:20 PM, Michael Stapelberg wrote: > > Given that it has been two weeks, I don’t think we’re going to get a > > reply from debian-x :) > > It's not clear to me what the question is. I've also never used > git-buildpackage, so may be missing context. > > Cheers, > Julien > > > > > I’d suggest to just go ahead — I can’t see why the suggested approach > > wouldn’t work for debian-x, and even if they need something on top, it’d > > be easy to add that later. > > > > Guido, how do we proceed? Do you want to take care of this, or would you > > rely on an external patch for this feature? > > > > Thanks! > > > > On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 9:47 AM, Guido Günther <a...@sigxcpu.org > > <mailto:a...@sigxcpu.org>> wrote: > > > > Hi, > > On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 09:32:01AM +0100, Michael Stapelberg wrote: > > > On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 8:11 AM, Guido Günther < > a...@sigxcpu.org <mailto:a...@sigxcpu.org>> wrote: > > > > > > Hi Michael, > > > On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:27:25PM +0100, Michael Stapelberg > wrote: > > > > Package: git-buildpackage > > > > Version: 0.9.6 > > > > Severity: wishlist > > > > > > > > When using a pure git workflow (no tarballs involved), as > documented > > > in > > > > > > > file:///usr/share/doc/git-buildpackage/manual-html/gbp. > import.upstream-git.html, > > > > it is common to configure the “upstream” git remote to be > the actual > > > upstream, > > > > whereas the “origin” git remote would be a repository on > alioth. > > > > > > > > E.g., for the golang-text package, I would configure: > > > > remote “origin” is git.debian.org:/git/pkg-go/ > packages/golang-text.git > > > > remote “upstream” is https://github.com/kr/text > > > > > > > > Now, when another team member of the pkg-go team uses > gbp-clone on the > > > alioth > > > > repository, they won’t get my “upstream” git remote > configuration. > > > > > > > > This means publishing git repositories is lossy: what I > have on my > > > hard disk > > > > does not reflect what other team members will get when they > clone the > > > > repository. > > > > > > > > This makes updating packages way harder than it should be :) > > > > > > > > Could we add options to debian/gbp.conf to get an upstream > git remote > > > configured > > > > automatically when cloning please? > > > > > > For purely git based workflow this makes. For this to be > nicely > > > integrated we'd > > > need to store the information somehwere in the packakge e.g. > > > > > > X-Upstream-VCS: > > > > > > in debian control so not each packaging team has to cook it's > own > > > solution. > > > However it could be nicely protyped using gbp clone's > postclone hooks. > > > Cheers, > > > -- Guido > > > > > > Done, see > > > > > https://github.com/Debian/pkg-go-tools/blob/master/cmd/ > pgt-remote-add-upstream/upstream.go > > <https://github.com/Debian/pkg-go-tools/blob/master/cmd/ > pgt-remote-add-upstream/upstream.go> > > > To install, use: > > > % sudo apt install golang-go git > > > % go get -u > > github.com/Debian/pkg-go-tools/cmd/pgt-remote-add-upstream > > <http://github.com/Debian/pkg-go-tools/cmd/pgt-remote-add-upstream> > > > Then, use the binary in ~/go/bin/pgt-remote-add-upstream as > postclone > > > hook. > > > While this works for the time being, I’d like to see it in > > > git-buildpackage proper, if only because hook configuration is > cumbersome > > > to do in a packaging-group-specific way. > > > I noticed that the xorg-team also has a similar > > > script: http://x.debian.net/reference/git-usage.html > > <http://x.debian.net/reference/git-usage.html> (search for > > > “xsf-remote-add-upstream”). Theirs uses debian/watch. > > > kibi, would xorg-team be happy with gbp looking at the > X-Vcs-Upstream-Git > > > key/value pair in debian/control, or do you have any special > requirements? > > > > Yes, we should have this in gbp proper. It would be good to hear from > > the xsf if this would fit for them as well (I notice that they use > > debian/watch for that). > > Cheers > > -- Guido > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Best regards, > > Michael > > -- Best regards, Michael