Pacman Development

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

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External References and Links

GIT Cheat Sheet

Clone git repo - only needed once

 git clone git://projects.archlinux.org/pacman.git pacman

Enable useful hooks

 chmod +x .git/hooks/{applypatch-msg,commit-msg,pre-commit,pre-rebase}

Create branch "<branch>"

 git branch <branch>

Work with branch "<branch>"

 git checkout <branch>

Commit changes on current branch and make patch to master branch

 git commit -a -s
 git format-patch master

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

 git commit -a --amend -s

Add file "<file>"

 git add <file>

Remove file "<file>"

 git rm <file>

Remove branch "<branch>"

 git branch -D <branch>

Update master branch

 git checkout master
 git pull

Merge changes on master with "<branch>"

 git rebase master <branch>

Get maint branch

 git branch -r
 git checkout -b maint origin/maint