Pacman Development

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Interested in Pacman Development? This page should help you get started.

Remember that if you think something belongs on this page, add it! The current pacman developers are not likely to know what people need to know and should be on this page.

References and Links

Developer Repositories

A handful of the "regulars" have their own repositories with work in progress, working and feature branches, etc. Several are listed here, but feel free to add more that you may know about.

Allan McRae

Clone: git://

Dan McGee

Clone: git://

Dave Reisner

Clone: git://

Nagy Gabor

Clone: git://

Xavier Chantry

Clone: git://

GIT Tips

Before using these tips, it is highly recommended to read the Super Quick Git Guide.

Clone git repo - only needed once

 git clone git:// pacman

Enable useful hooks

 mv .git/hooks/applypatch-msg.sample .git/hooks/applypatch-msg
 mv .git/hooks/commit-msg.sample .git/hooks/commit-msg
 mv .git/hooks/pre-commit.sample .git/hooks/pre-commit
 mv .git/hooks/pre-rebase.sample .git/hooks/pre-rebase

Always do your work on a new local branch to save yourself headaches.

Make patch to master branch

 git format-patch master

Amend patch (Don't use it after a push)

 git commit -a --amend -s

Update master branch

 git checkout master
 git pull

Merge changes on master with "<branch>"

 git rebase master <branch>

Get maint branch

 git checkout -b maint origin/maint

Add a remote repository

  git remote add toofishes git://

Get toofishes working branch

  git branch -r
  git checkout -b toofishes-working toofishes/working