gerrit for 3-6, LibreOffice gerrit bot & wrong Merged status

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at
Sun Jul 15 03:29:28 PDT 2012


On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 08:02:37PM +0400, Ivan Timofeev wrote:
> I am trying to use the following workflow on master:
> 1. git commit
> 2. ./logerrit submit libreoffice-3-6
> 3. git push
> and then the LibreOffice gerrit bot changes the status of the change:
>  Status: Merged
>  "Change has been successfully pushed into branch master."
> ok, into master, but I want it for libreoffice-3-6, please do not
> close it, my dear bot!

Indeed, and once again a proof that the slogan "LibreOffice -- based on
technology breaking your tools since 1984" isnt that far off.

> Should I first push to master, then cherry-pick, then submit?

The 'official' solution by the gerrit team is 'generate a new Change-Id'.

However there are two bugs:

and a proposed patch:

about it. Since the gerrit team seems to be struck in the philosophical
question if a change is still the same on a different branch, I guess we should
patch our gerrit(*).



(*) Well, there is one alternative:
    If we get the maildrop set up quickly, it could take command for that --
    e.g. sending a mail with subject:
    review d3bfd982137dcfc90ca922e2471a07e58b1c0164 for libreoffice-3-5
    - cherry-pick d3bfd982137dcfc90ca922e2471a07e58b1c0164 on branch libreoffice-3-5
    - recreate a new Change-Id for it
    - submit it for review
    The only cornercase with it would be amiss is if the commit doesnt apply

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