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Re: Handling 3rd party sources

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Handling 3rd party sources
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 11:53:39 -0500 (EST)

Gianluca Sforna writes:
> Now, they fixed a bug I am hitting but a new version is not released
> yet so my question is:
> what is the best/preferred/safest way to handle this situation?
> I am worried by the fact that, if I apply the patch and commit the
> canges in HEAD, future imports will have to be merged manually (at
> least for the files affected by this patch).

See the section of the manual on tracking third-party sources.  You will
need to merge after future imports, but that should be mostly automatic,
not manual.  You can also revert to the vendor branch once your local
fix is no longer required:


-Larry Jones

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to finding a cure for jerks. -- Calvin

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