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[OT] How to make a second github PR

by syphilis (Bishop)
on Oct 24, 2020 at 08:28 UTC ( #11123111=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

syphilis has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I've already got an open perl5 pull request that I'm not ready to close just yet.
Now I want to open a second perl5 pull request on a separate issue, involving different files - namely win32/ and win32/GNUmakefile.

I've done some googling, and found that one way to do that would be to create a new branch and make the changes to the makefiles in it.
But I don't think that will work because the changes I've made in my current pull request were made in my fork's master branch - whereas they would have to have been made in a different branch, if I was ever going to make a second pull request without closing the first.
So, I'm thinking I might have snookered myself through lack of foresight.

The only solution that I can think of is to use a second github account with a second fork, in order to make this second pull request.
That's not something I really want to do. Is there another way ?


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Re: [OT] How to make a second github PR
by Corion (Pope) on Oct 24, 2020 at 08:43 UTC

    With git, you can rewind time and find a different point to branch off your second branch.

    I imagine you have some structure like this:

    sysiphus/master perl/blead | | ... patches ... other patches | | | / +----------------/ <- here is where you branched off your change +s, for example SHA 12abcd |

    The easiest way is to then check out the point where you diverged from blead</>, create a new branch and apply your changes to <c>win32/ there:

    git checkout 12abcd # check that we can build at this stage, make sure that you have all y +our changes out of tree, just in case: git clean -dfX && cd win32 && gmake test # Create the new branch here, and check it out git branch makefile-update git checkout makefile-update ... apply your changes # check that tests still pass git clean -dfX && cd win32 && gmake test git commit -m "voila" git push github
Re: [OT] How to make a second github PR
by jo37 (Friar) on Oct 24, 2020 at 09:00 UTC

    I don't see a problem with a second pull request that originates from a different branch. The question is if these changes interfere in any way. This could result in a conflict depending on which request is processed first.

    The master branch in Git is technically nothing special. It's special purpose is just a convention.

    I'd go along something like this:

    git checkout master git branch feature_x git reset --hard upstream/master git pull upstream master git checkout feature_x git rebase master # edit feature x git add . git commit git push origin feature_x # create pull request

    EDIT: changed personal alias "co" to "checkout"


Re: [OT] How to make a second github PR
by salva (Abbot) on Oct 24, 2020 at 19:12 UTC
    You can create a new branch from the upstream master and then cherry-pick on top of it the changes you want to include in the pull-request.
      This ^^

      $ git log # get SHA-second-commit of your second commit $ git checkout master # whatever upstream "latest" is $ git checkout -b second-pr $ git cherry-pick <SHA-second-commit> $ git push origin second-pr # now get URL git prints to STDOUT and go to your uRL, make 2nd PR

      To remove that commit from your first branch, git rebase -i HEAD^^^, then delete the line of the second commit you just cherry picket, save and exit $EDITOR.

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