correctly adding Help source to local repo

Eike Rathke erack at
Tue Oct 24 13:56:48 UTC 2017

Hi Cor,

On Sunday, 2017-10-22 21:08:08 +0200, Cor Nouws wrote:

> Will the command
>   git clone
> my_directory  (1)
> correctly add the Help to the current repo?

Define "correctly" ;-)
That command clones the help repository to some arbitrary location named
my_directory, which is useful only if one wants to edit help content
independent of the build environment and core repository.

I assume you also want to integrate help into your existing build. See
for details and individual manual steps. (which admittedly does look
confusing on first sight)

The easiest to setup things is to configure ./ --with-help and
a subsequent make fetch will add the submodule and fetch the help
repository to helpcontent2 if it doesn't exist already. Note that to be
able to push commits to gerrit you'll still need to add the correct
pushurl entry to .git/modules/helpcontent2/config
so that will look something like

[remote "origin"]
        url = git://
        pushurl = ssh://

To pull and rebase for a build update you should make using the ./g
command a habit, i.e.

./g pull -r

Also switching branches would be ./g checkout branchname
./g does also the necessary submodule updates.

Hope that helps.


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