[rancid] Rancid and Git

Jeffrey Ollie jeff at ocjtech.us
Mon Jul 21 20:40:13 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 3:33 PM, heasley <heas at shrubbery.net> wrote:
> I've been playing with git a bit to determine how to arrange the repository
> and understand the commands.  I find the automatic search for changed files
> unwelcome.

Git should only be automatically searching for changed files if you
are using "git commit -a".  My patch didn't do that, it added changed
files to the pending commit individually.

> The original git patch arranges the repository at $BASEDIR (eg: /var/rancid),
> which creates a single repository with all groups.
> I experimented with creating a "remote" repository in $BASEDIR, then pushing
> individual groups to it, but they clash, which I suspect has to do with
> either the repository name (git push -u origin master).

That won't quite work the way that you expect... merging multiple
unrelated repositories into one will make for a very confused

Jeff Ollie

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