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Buddy Burden
October 12, 2011 12:56
Re: Starting a module's history from gitpan
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Thanx everyone for the helpful replies!


>>  What I'm
>> wondering is, couldn't I just fork the gitpan repo for Data::Random[2]
>> and have that become my repo?  Obviously I would never plan on merging
>> it back, but that shouldn't matter, I don't think.
>    That would be the simplest way to go. That you would never merge back
> is no problem: anybody cloning or forking your project will only see
> the original commits  as part of your repo history, and no-one will
> ever be the wiser.

Okay, that's the main thing I was wondering.  I didn't know if somehow
GitHub would consider my repo to be a fork forever-more and that might
somehow have negative side-effects.  I didn't think so, but I figured
it couldn't hurt to ask.

> Or, if you want to clone the gitpan repo the easy way:
>    $ git cpan-import --gitpan Data::Random

Interesting ... are there advantages to that method over just forking gitpan?

            -- Buddy

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