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Re: Generate diff with git-diff and use in patches field of packages

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Generate diff with git-diff and use in patches field of packages
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 19:42:48 +0100

Hi Leo,

On Wed, 10 Mar 2021 at 13:06, Leo Famulari <> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 06:49:37PM +0100, zimoun wrote:

>> I could miss something but I was not suggesting to cherry-pick. :-)
>> Cherry-picking means use the current packaged version and backport to it
>> the commit(s) fixing the issue.
> I know you were not suggesting to cherry-pick. But that is what this
> thread is about: the best workflow for cherry-picking patches.

Ah sorry, I have not read the initial message:

        While patching packages for security issues, I often am needing
        to get some patches from git repos because upstream does not
        make releases.

as it was about cherry-picking but how to have security fixes included…

>> I am suggesting to update the packaged version to the upstream version
>> at commit.  But maybe it is not possible because the new upstream has
>> changed some API or whatever breaking some dependants.
> We can do that, and sometimes we do. I think we should avoid it when
> possible, since it's rare that upstream projects intend for us to
> distribute their development branches.

…and all is clear. :-)

Sorry for the noise so.


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