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Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: EBDB

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [ELPA] Package proposal: EBDB
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:45:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> 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

-- Stefan

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