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SubjectRe: git-p4
El Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:54:16 -0400
Kent Borg <kentborg@borg.org> escribió:

[ CCing git mailing list. Looks like a better place to ask this question]

> I have a git-p4 question: I work in a Perforce shop and am doing Linux
> kernel work, I need to share that work with colleagues who see the world
> as a Perforce place. The kernel I have came from Linus' tree and has a
> lot of history. When I try to do my first a "git p4 submit" it chokes
> as it looks back in the entire git history until it fails looking for
> the ancestor of the first commit (linux-2.6.12-rc2!), I think it is
> looking for the last time it did a git-p4 submit so it knows how far
> back to go--but it has never done a submit in this new relationship
> between p4 and git. There is plenty of git history that is not
> reflected in p4, and I don't want it in p4, I just want new work in p4.
>
> I fear that git-p4 is for git people to contribute to bits natively
> p4-homed code, not this case where the code is natively git-homed code
> and it is the p4 people who will be contributing bits.
>
> My attempt at a work around was this:
>
> - create a director on the p4 side, and from the p4 side submit the
> files that match my latest git submit.
>
> - sync with git-p4
>
> - try to submit a file with git-p4...and that fails as it runs all the
> way back through the history. (Thank goodness it didn't succeed in
> submitting kernel activity since 2005!)
>
>
> I was hoping I could merge the p4/master with master to force a stopping
> point in the git-p4 submit, but that doesn't work, it is searching
> through git history to find the stopping point. What might I put in the
> git history to force the stop (or maybe make a change to git-p4 to help
> my plight along)?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> -kb, the Kent who has always hated Perforce, alas.
>
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