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On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:15 PM, Donnie Berkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm pretty sure we all know that. The comparison though is to the
> current case, where you just copy files across. A simple merge works
> great if your overlay is a copy of the entire tree plus a few commits,
> and you want the entire history of changes to every package merged
> across. I suspect the more common case is a small overlay with no shared
> ancestry, where you only want to merge in commits to a single package.
In that case, `git format-patch <then>..<now>` will give a nice set of
patches, which can then be applied regardless of ancestry. I guess a
script could be written to do this automatically ;)