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Re: Git transition checklist

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Git transition checklist
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:10:11 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, there is: in gnulib.  It's called git-merge-changelog.  The
> problem that (AFAIK) there's no distribution of it you can download;
> one needs to produce a gnulib module for it, and then configure and
> build it.

For those who use openSUSE, it's available as the git-merge-changelog
package.  I don't know about other distributions.

>> > The current version deliberately avoids calling an external executable
>> > during dumping of Emacs, because that seemed safer to me (one less point
>> > of failure). I think a git version should do the same (but I expect to
>> > hear it's impossible).
>> I don't know of a way to do it.
> How about looking in .git/logs/HEAD?

While the repository format is fully documented, there are a few
indirections to be done before you wind up with the ultimate git


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