[git-buildpackage] Tracking remote pristine-tar on salsa

Agustin Henze tin at debian.org
Wed Aug 8 08:56:50 CEST 2018

Hi Guido,

On 08/07/18 21:53, Guido G√ľnther wrote:
>>  - gbp pull --ignore-branch
>>  - gbp buildpackage --git-ignore-branch --git-export-dir=${WORKING_DIR} -us -uc
>> All seems to work fine (actually it does work), but we found that gbp is not
>> using the `pristine-tar` branch for building the orig tarball. Reading the doc,
>> I can see the recommended way is using gbp clone but here we don't have any
>> control over how Gitlab does the cloning. Is there a gbp friendly command to
>> track the remote pristine-tar branch after the repo was cloned using just `git
>> clone`?
> In gitlab-ci this would be somthing like
>    script:
>       - git fetch origin pristine-tar
>       - git branch pristine-tar FETCH_HEAD
> or did I misunderstand your question?

Yeah, that could work. Oh, rereading my previous email I see that I didn't
explain the whole scenario correctly, sorry. We are trying to write a pipeline
that could be applied to any repository i.e. there are repositories with
pristine-tar and there are other repositories without it. So as far I can see
there isn't an automagically way for telling gbp track the origin pristine-tar
if it's present. One of the goal if to KIS as possible and writing a detection
first if pristine-tar is enabled (maybe using gbp config) and then fetching the
remote it doesn't sound very simple. If I write a patch with a new option like
--git-force-track-remote-pristine-tar or something like that, are you willing
to merge it?



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