I am reblogging this excellent series of posts from Nish and Robie, because I really want to try the process out in my next Ubuntu merge, and I want to be able to find the information again easily.
This is the second post in a collaborative series between Robie Basak and myself to introduce (more formally)
git ubuntu to a broader audience. There is an index of all our planned posts in the first post. As mentioned there, it is important to keep in mind that the tooling and implementation are still highly experimental.
In this post, we will introduce the
git ubuntu clone subcommand and take a brief tour of what an imported repository looks like.
git ubuntu clone will be the entry point for most users to interact with Ubuntu source packages, as it answers a common request on IRC: “Where is the source for package X?”. As Robie alluded to in his introductory post, one of the consequences of the
git ubuntu importer is that there is now a standard way to obtain the source of any given source package:
git ubuntu clone
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