Colors of Noise

Entries from January 2011.

git-buildpackage tip #3: disabling desktop notifications
23rd January 2011

Since waiting for long running builds is boring and having to check if the build already finished distracts one from doing other stuff, git-buildpackage 0.5.16 reports the build status of a package via desktop notifications if python-notify is installed:

notification with gnome-shell


To disable this feature use:

notify = off

in your ~/.gbp.conf.

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Tags: debian, git.
Using git-svn when upstream moves the subversion repository
14th January 2011

To make xul-ext-nostalgy work with icedove 3.1 I finally wanted to update to a new upstream version. The git repository is tracking upstream's svn via git-svn which works great but when I typed

git svn rebase

I got a

Connection refused: Can't connect to host '': Connection refused at /usr/lib/git-core/git-svn line 2310

The svn upstream repo moved to google code. It took me a moment to figure out that this can be fixed easily with:

 git config svn-remote.svn.url
 git config svn-remote.svn.rewriteRoot svn://
 git svn rebase

Just replace the url with the new svn repository url and set rewriteRoot to the old svn repository url and you're done.

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Tags: debian, git.

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