Draft git repo posted (HOWTO to follow soon)
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Thu Oct 4 18:35:38 GMT 2007
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Derrell Lipman wrote:
> The HOWTO will likely cover all of this, but in case you
> care about it now... I found a few discrepancies between
> what your message said should happen and my reality...
> On 10/4/07, Gerald (Jerry) Carter <jerry at samba.org> wrote:
>> Clone the draft repo:
>> $ git clone git://git.samba.org/jerry/samba-draft.git
>> If you want to view the import history as well:
>> $ git remote add cvs git://git.samba.org/jerry/samba-cvsimport.git
>> $ git remote add cvs-samba4 \
>> $ git remote add svn git://git.samba.org/jerry/samba-svnimport.git
>> $ for r in cvs cvs-samba4 svn; do git fetch $r; done
>> View available branches:
> Following the clone (but not doing the cvs stuff), this command:
>> $ git branch -r
> yields no output. No remote branches?
Are you sure? I ran this on the server, but it should be no different
than using a network transport.
$ git clone /data/git/jerry/samba-draft.git
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/jerry/samba-draft/.git/
remote: Generating pack...
remote: Done counting 398819 objects.
remote: Deltifying 398819 objects...
remote: 100% (398819/398819) done
Indexing 398819 objects...
remote: Total 398819 (delta 305996), reused 393216 (delta 301025)
100% (398819/398819) done
Resolving 305996 deltas...
100% (305996/305996) done
jerry at us2:~$ cd samba-draft/
jerry at us2:~/samba-draft$ git branch -r
>> git-log will work on local checkouts and remote refs as well.
>> For example,
>> $ git log svn/SAMBA_3_2
> That command yields:
> fatal: ambiguous argument 'svn/SAMBA_3_2': unknown revision or path
> not in the working tree.
> Use '--' to separate paths from revisions
It's because you didn't run the optional "git-remote" steps.
Generically, I should say that git-log runs on local and remote
branches which means anything from the git-branch, git-branch -r,
or git-tag -l.
> I suspect, however, that this is an issue of me learning how to use
> git. Things seem to have gotten here, as if I do
> git checkout -b djl-v3-2-unstable v3-2-unstable
> I (very quickly!) get the tree built (in samba-draft, it seems, not in
> a subdirectory called djl-v3-2-unstable as I would have expected, but
> again, this is probably my lack of familiarity with git.)
That command creates a local branch based on the origin/v3-2-unstable
remote branch and checks out the new branch for you. Git is different
than svn here. In svn you are checkout out a branch into a directory.
In git you are creating a view of a branch with its own history.
My advice is to drop the svn trunk/branches/tags layout from your
head and think more in terms of views into the repo history.
You can have a single view (checkout) at a time in a given repo.
if you want multiple concurrent checkouts, you can either clone
your local repo multiple times or your can create a super project
and use git-submodule to have the svn branches/ layout.
> I'm eager to see the HOWTO. :-)
Working on it.
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