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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
To: Caleb Cushing <xenoterracide@×××××.com>
Cc: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] 'overlays' are altenatives to full tree clone
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:45:22
Message-Id: 20090417174523.GA4195@comet
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] 'overlays' are altenatives to full tree clone by Caleb Cushing
On 21:41 Thu 16 Apr     , Caleb Cushing wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:39 PM, Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> wrote: > > > > Justin Lecher wrote up quick instructions about this, to preserve > > history when merging from the sci overlay to the main tree. I don't know > > if it's anywhere besides my inbox > > history is preserved via merges.
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. -- Thanks, Donnie Donnie Berkholz Developer, Gentoo Linux Blog:


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Re: [gentoo-scm] 'overlays' are altenatives to full tree clone Nirbheek Chauhan <nirbheek.chauhan@×××××.com>