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Initial APKBUILD file of packagename  <- Subject line
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Enter some details about your package <- Mail body
 
Enter some details about your package <- Mail body
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here if you like and an url where to find more information
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http://example.com/packagename
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Revision as of 10:29, 7 June 2015

Patches should be created with git and submitted to alpine-aports mailing list with git send-email.

Only the last commit with 'git send-email'

To submit the last commit as a patch to alpine-aports mailing list:

git send-email --to alpine-aports@lists.alpinelinux.org HEAD^

The first line in commit message will be subject and the long description (separated with empty line) will be the body in the email. The example below shows

testing/packagename: new aport  <- Subject line

Enter some details about your package <- Mail body
here if you like and an url where to find more information

http://example.com/packagename

Note: The git send-email command is provided by the git-email package (git-perl in v2.7 and older).

Read Development using git to send patch with SMTP Auth.

Multiple commits with 'git send-email'

If you have many commits you can create a directory with patches and send them with git send-email.

rm -Rf patches mkdir patches git format-patch -o patches origin git send-email patches --compose --no-chain-reply-to --to alpine-aports@lists.alpinelinux.org

You can also format patches for the last x number of commits with:

git format-patch -x -o patches

This will produce the patches for each local commit in the directory "patches" and send them. Use --no-chain-reply-to make sure it doesn't reply.

Don't do:

  • [PATCH 0/m]
    • [PATCH 1/m]
      • [PATCH 2/m]
        • ...

But do:

  • [PATCH 0/m]
    • [PATCH 1/m]
    • [PATCH 2/m]
    • ..