How to use tsrc to manage multiple git repositories and remotes

Albert De La Fuente Vigliotti
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Install the package #

pip install --user tsrc

Create the manifest repository #

  • Create a new repository named manifest
  • Create a file manifest.yml with the following content:
  - dest: org
    branch: master
    - name: origin
    - name: https
      url: https://<user>:<token><organization>/<repo>.git
    - name: nas
      url: ssh://<user>@<server>:<port>/<path>/<repo>.git

This will create the setup for a repository that always stays in sync across all the remotes. The cool thing about this is that it will automatically keep in sync the git remotes with this definition. I have been looking out for this for a long time, this is really cool.

Init the repository and sync #

cd ~
tsrc init<user>/manifest.git
tsrc --verbose sync

Sync via https #

tsrc --verbose sync -r https

Migrating from master to main branch #

  • Make sure the master branch is clean and there is nothing to commit nor staged
  • Change to the main branch with git checkout --track origin/main
  • Remove the readme if needed rm
  • Merge with git merge --allow-unrelated-histories master
  • Add the changes git add .
  • Commit git commit -m 'Merge with master branch'
  • Push git push
  • Delete the master branch locally git branch -d master
  • Delete the master branch remotely git push origin --delete master
  • Change branch: master to branch: main in the manifest.yml file
  • Commit and push the manifest.yml file

Sometimes it is needed to git branch --set-upstream-to=origin/master master

Sync a group #

This command works and will sync the org-media content (it will create the repo if it doesn’t exists). However I am not sure I understand why the -r org flag is needed. The status command instead of sync is useful for debugging.

tsrc --verbose sync -r nas --group org-group -r org

Resources #

tsrc documentation #