Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek.chauhan@×××××.com>
To: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Cc: Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide@×××××.com>, gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] 'overlays' are altenatives to full tree clone
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 13:45:43
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] 'overlays' are altenatives to full tree clone by Donnie Berkholz
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:15 PM, Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> 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 ;) -- ~Nirbheek Chauhan