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Month: September 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Revert GIT to a specific date

From: Nix <nix@...>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:25:38 +0100
On 29 Sep 2012, Darrell Anderson said:

>> But you don't want to do this anyway: you want to use 'git bisect',
>> which is designed for this sort of binary-searching for bugs with
>> unknown origin. (Note that after every 'git bisect good/bad' you will
>> need to do a 'git submodule update' to bring the submodules up to date
>> properly.)
> Thank you for the explanation.
> Like 'git reset --hard', seems every explanation I read is focused on
> a repo for a single product/package and not a multi-layered repo like
> Trinity. As I mentioned in a previous mail, the Trinity repo is really
> 134 (or so) repos, or 134 products. Whereas I can easily 'git reset
> --hard' or 'git bisect' an individual Trinity package/module, I can't
> easily bisect the entire Trinity source tree. At least, I am not
> seeing how to do this.

You can 'git bisect' the top-level repo, and 'git submodule update'
between each step -- but if there were multiple commits in a submodule which
were skipped over by the overarching module, 'git bisect' will not
descend into them. It doesn't really understand submodules.

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