git repositories for cygwin packaging - please test

Brian Inglis
Mon Nov 16 22:54:47 GMT 2020

On 2020-11-16 15:16, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 16/11/2020 21:54, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2020-05-27 16:27, Jon Turney wrote:
>>> On 04/08/2019 21:08, Jon Turney wrote:
>>>> To remedy this lack, using the same ssh key you use for sftp package upload, 
>>>> package maintainers can now also push to git repositories, like so:
>>> Package maintainers may have noticed that the output from pushing to these 
>>> git repositories now includes a line like:
>>> "remote: scallywag: build nnn queued"
>>> This is a *prototype* of a system to automatically build the packages, where 
>>> the results appear (some time later) at [1] (URL subject to change)
>>> [1]
>>> To allow experimentation without messing up the version history unnecessarily:
>>> - All package repositories allow the maintainer(s) to create, push, rewind 
>>> and delete a branch named 'playground'.
>>> - An additional package repository called 'playground' exists, that all 
>>> maintainers can do anything to.
>> Could anyone please check and advise if the attached .git/config will allow me 
>> to push to the playground repo and later branch for testing, or demo the 
>> appropriate .git/config entries or git config commands to do so properly?
> To push to the playground repo, I generally just use 'git push 
> ssh:// -f'.

Thanks, the -f did it, but I've "-f'ed" myself a lot with git, so avoid it.

> The URLs in that config don't look quite right, since they seem to have hostname 
> of just 'cygwin'?

My ~/.ssh/config has "host" names for orgs and systems, but some programs 
(git?/lftp?/sftp?/?) get confused if you use those in other connection strings: 
"what do you mean ''", but your git 
command also worked without complaints.

>> Is there any way to move tags to a later commit once pushed?
>> I have one in wget that can't be deleted or forced because of the hook fallthru.
> tags don't have any particular significance, at the moment.
> I removed the wget '1.20.3-2' tag for you.

Cheers, thanks!
I will wait until finished changing and reviews before pushing tags in future.

>> Finally are there other CI jobs.cgi?params=... other than id, e.g. 
>> jobs.cgi?by=Brian+Inglis?
> Not at this time.  I agree it would be nice if you could filter by the various 
> columns.
> The jobs.cgi script script is tiny (see [1]), if you want to make improvements.
> [1];a=blob;f=jobs.cgi

Not at this time. Would bloat up your tiny script! ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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