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Subject: Re: [boost] Post-git forking process
From: Klaim - Joël Lamotte (mjklaim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-22 19:32:31

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Nathan Crookston <
nathan.crookston_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Okay, I actually just tried this and it worked just fine.


> My steps were:
> 1. Fork boostorg/boost
> 2. Clone *just* boostorg/boost, not all the sub-projects (as this will
> fail):
> - `git clone git_at_[hidden]:boostorg/boost.git modular-boost`
> 2.5 (Optional) Create a branch (I called mine 'updated')
> 3. Edit .gitmodules and change all the relative URLs to absolute, SSH
> or HTTPS (whichever kind you or your company firewall likes).
> - I ran `:%s/\.\./https:\/\/\/boostorg\/utility.git/g` in
> vim to use https.

By the way, what was the benefit of using relative paths for submodules?
Also, isn't there a git command to automatically get the full paths?

> 3. Fork the particular repos you want to apply patches to:
> - For this example, I forked 'range'.
> 4. Edit the 'range' url line in boost/.gitmodules to point to your fork:
> - I changed the to
> git_at_[hidden]:ncrookston/range.git.
> 5. Commit your gitmodules change, push it to your fork:
> - `git commit -a -m "create local boostorg"; git push origin updated`
> 6. Now get all the submodules:
> - `git submodule update --init`.
> You should see it fetch most libraries from boostorg, but those you've
> edited will be registered with the URL you gave in step 4.
> If you need to make a fresh clone it's straightforward:
> If you created a new branch:
> - `git clone -b updated --recursive
> git_at_[hidden]:ncrookston/boost.git modular_boost`
> If you did not:
> - `git clone --recursive git_at_[hidden]:ncrookston/boost.git
> modular_boost`

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