[Dancer-users] Help with github, please

Flavio Poletti polettix at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 02:04:45 CET 2011

Detailed instructions at:


Look for the "Patch Submission" section.



On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 12:38 AM, Brian E. Lozier <brian at massassi.com>wrote:

> I wrote a tiny patch and I want to make a pull request on github.  I'm
> confused as to how I'm supposed to be doing this because of a few
> things, but now mostly because I don't know how github works.
> Originally I used the fork button on github to fork the Dancer
> project.  That got me "master" I think.  I made a change, committed
> it, pushed it back to the server, and then issued a pull request.
> This was a month ago or so.  Then xsawyerx notified me that the pull
> request was approved and all was well until now when I have another
> patch.  I made another patch on my same branch and issued another pull
> request, but it pulled in again the original change I had made, so it
> looks like it didn't detect (somehow, I'm not sure how this is
> supposed to work) that my original change had already been pulled in.
> So I deleted my fork of the Dancer repo and started again with a new
> fork.  I tried to follow the instructions here:
> http://help.github.com/fork-a-repo/ on forking and doing pull
> requests.  After I forked I cloned to my local machine and then
> followed the instructions on "git remote add upstream" that would
> supposedly "track upstream" which I don't quite understand.  When I
> did that it put me in the "devel" branch and my "master" branch
> disappeared.  When I do git branch I get this list:
> * devel
> And that's it...
> So I checked in my change and pushed this *devel branch and I want to
> do a pull request.  Is this correct?  What happens when/if my change
> is accepted?  How do I make github not include it on the next pull
> request?
> If I am doing something wrong please correct me.  As you can tell I'm
> not very familiar with git and github (although I've been using cvs
> and svn for a really long time).
> Thanks,
> Brian
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