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From Ian Maxon <>
Subject Re: Pushing to Apache
Date Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:01 GMT
Very cool :) Way simpler than the process I've been doing by hand.

Regarding avoiding the ASF git remote, folks can probably use the github
mirror as a safe alternative to pull from. It can't be pushed to, but it's
always exactly the same as the official source.

- Ian

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 1:17 AM, Chris Hillery <>

> Ian sent me some proposed docs for "how to push to Apache safely". I said
> "that really oughta be scripted", so I've banged something out.
> *Usage:*
>    git asf commit <sha>
> This will as safely as possible:
>  - Get the latest code from Gerrit
>  - Get the latest state from Apache (automatically figures out which
> project, AsterixDB or Hyracks, based on your Gerrit URL)
>  - Ensure that the tip of Apache's master branch is a direct parent of the
> SHA you're pushing
>  - Pushes it
> This process should ensure that nobody accidentally pushes more than they
> intended, as it enforces that only a single commit (ie, the output of a
> single Gerrit review) is pushed at a time.
> *Prerequisites:*
>  - git-asf assumes you have a git remote named "gerrit" pointing to the
> right place; you can use "git gerrit init" to set up
>  - git-asf also assumes that you have a .netrc or equivalent set up so that
> you can push to an git remote
>  - git-asf does NOT assume you have a git remote pointing to the ASF, and
> in fact I'd very strongly urge you NOT to have one
>  - git-asf does NOT create any local branches, nor assume anything about
> any branches you may already have
> *To get the code:*
> If you already are using git-gerrit, just do a "git pull" to get the
> latest. Otherwise, pick a handy directory and "git clone git://
> Once you have the code, ensure the "git-asf" command is on your PATH. (I
> like to put a symlink to it in ~/bin, which I already have on my PATH.)
> Let me know if you try this out and if it works or doesn't work for you!
> Ceej
> aka Chris Hillery

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