HEADS UP: hashes changing for the freebsd-ports repo on Sunday

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at freebsd.org
Sun Feb 7 17:21:12 UTC 2021

On Sun, 2021-02-07 at 11:34:37 -0500, Shawn Webb wrote:
>On Sun, Feb 07, 2021 at 05:24:33PM +0100, Ulrich Spörlein wrote:
>> On Wed, 2021-02-03 at 13:54:56 +0100, Ulrich Spörlein wrote:
>> > Hi folks,
>> >
>> > It's another one of those instances where the hashes will change
>> > (starting with all commits from Jan 5th 2021 forward).
>> >
>> > Our latest ports committers were not added to the authormap file in time
>> > _and_ this stopped being a fatal issue in the converter a while ago :/
>> >
>> > Please bear with us a while longer.
>> > Thanks
>> > Uli
>> >
>> > PS: This also affects the src and doc repos, but they will obviuously
>> > not be changed again, see the errata notes at
>> > https://github.com/freebsd/git_conv/tree/next
>> This has now been pushed and the new hashes (and missing authornames!) are
>> live.
>Sorry for what may seem like dumb questions, but I just wanted to make
>1. For downstream projects that have already switched to
>   git.freebsd.org for src, do we need to deal with changed hashes
>   again? (ie, git merge --allow-unrelated-histories)

Nothing changed for src.

>2. Do I now need to merge unrelated histories on ports if I use ports
>   from github?

Depends a bit. There is shared history, but it forkes off way in the 
past, so if you have work on custom branch, it might indeed be easiest 
to merge with --allow-unrelated-histories.

(I personally would probably write out the merge commit manually myself, 
it's much easier than figuring out what sort of flags one needs on the 
`git merge`.)

Of course, if you're using rebase-based workflows, this all will be 
rather trivial to rebase.


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