[arch-haskell] Building the Haskell ABS tree

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:40:15 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 09:06:56PM -0400, gdweber at iue.edu wrote:
>On 2012-Jun-25, Magnus Therning wrote:
>>On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:29:26PM -0400, gdweber at iue.edu wrote:
>>>Thanks for this advice and also Magnus's.
>>>I've made some progress, and have made a pull request to
>>>archhaskell/habs -- my first contribution to the project!
>>>But since then I've pulled from archhaskell/habs and have conflicts
>>>in cblrepo.db.  What is the best thing to do here -- should I try to
>>>resolve the conflicts on my end (and make another pull request?) or
>>>will Magnus resolve the conflicts (assuming he accepts my pull
>>>request) and I fetch them later?
>>It's always best to make sure your changes are rebased onto
>>habs/master, that makes it trivial to pull them.
>Always, or usually?
>I think I understand how this would usually be helpful, but not
>always, and not in the current case.
>My understanding of "rebase" is not as clear as I would like, but it
>seems to me that the two main uses are
>(1) to collapse a series of commits into a single commit, and
>(2) to convert a series of committed snapshots, beginning at A
>and culminating in C,
>into a series of patches (differences),
>move backward (or maybe forward) to some other commit B in the history,
>and "replay" or apply the patches
>from there, resulting in a new snapshot C' which
>can then be easily merged in to succeed B.
>(1) does not apply in this case, because I made only a single commit.
>(2) could have been helpful if commits were made in habs/master
>(meaning, I think, archhaskell/habs master) between the time of my fork
>and the time of my pull request, but if I read the network graph
>correctly, the commits in archhaskell/habs were made after my pull
>request.  Consequently, if I had done a rebase at the time, C' would have
>been identical with C.
>Do I understand this correctly?



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