linuxppc trees, what is going on ?
geert at linux-m68k.org
Tue Jan 20 04:53:28 EST 2004
On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 06:42:13PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > 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
> Mmm, i see.
> The only problem being that the ppc tree is not properly labeled, so you
> will get stuff in at the state of the day, not things corresponding to
> a known working state.
No, you use your local copy of ppc 2.4.25-pre1 :-)
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