linuxppc trees, what is going on ?

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Tue Jan 20 04:42:13 EST 2004

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 10:22:51AM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> > > Yeah, but the point is, i am not sure if i am the person most
> > > appropriate to checking which of all those changeset are needed or not.
> > > A proper tagging would be much more appropriate, and make for easy
> > > reference when getting feedback and such.
> >
> > A proper tagging, for distribution use, isn't possible 100% of the time.
> > For example, if the tree goes from v2.4.29 to v2.4.30-pre1 to
> > v2.4.30-pre2 all while myself/Paul/Ben are on vacation, theres no way
> > to bring the bitkeeper tree, as of v2.4.30-pre1 and v2.4.30-pre2 into
> > linuxppc-2.4 and make a tag for each.  Likewise, if we don't grab the
> > bitkeeper tree at exactly v2.4.30-pre2, we can't make a tag that
> > corresponds to exactly that.
> Ohh. So this should be attributed to bitkeeper brokeness then ?

You can still clone Marcelo's tree at the label you want, and pull in
changes from the `old' (from last week) ppc tree, and label that.

I.e. if today Marcelo is at 2.4.25-pre6, while the ppc tree is at
2.4.25-pre1, and you want 2.4.25-pre2 for ppc, you can do this:
  - clone Marcelo's tree at 2.4.25-pre2
  - pull from ppc 2.4.25-pre1



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