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Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: EBDB

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: EBDB
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:59:47 -0700
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> Okay, this is what I was confused about. I have to populate the branch
>> with the code from the existing github repo, obviously I'm not just
>> copying files in there, I need to clone the repo into it somehow. The
>> README says:
>> git clone --reference .. --single-branch --branch externals/PACKAGE $(git
>> config remote.origin.url) PACKAGE
>> Though I can't tell from the README if that's meant to be the command to
>> add an external to ELPA, or just pull down an existing external and look
>> at it. Anyway, running that command just gets me:
> "git clone" doesn't modify any existing repository, so that can't be the
> command that adds a branch to a repository.
>> How do I populate the branch?
> IIRC it's something like
>     git push gnuelpa master:externals/ebdb
> assuming you've configured your local clone of ebdb with something like
>     git remote add gnuelpa <user>@git.sv.gnu.org:/srv/git/emacs/elpa.git

Aha! Thank you, that's what I was missing. It seems to have worked, I
guess I'll know for sure when the package gets built.

Assuming all goes well, can I push this documentation patch to ELPA?


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