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       gbp-pq-rpm - Manage patches and development branches in Git


       gbp pq-rpm [--version] [--help] [--verbose] [--color=[auto|on|off]] [--color-scheme=
                  COLOR_SCHEME] [--packaging-dir= DIRECTORY] [--spec-file= FILEPATH] [--upstream-
                  tag= TAG-FORMAT] [--abbrev= num] [--force] [--[no-]drop] [--[no-]patch-numbers]
                  drop | export | import | rebase | switch | apply


       gbp pq-rpm helps in managing patches and development  branch(es)  for  packages  that  are
       maintained  with  gbp.  It  designed to be used for packages that are maintained using the
       "orphan-packaging" model.  gbp pq-rpm has multiple subcommands, or  actions,  for  working
       with the branches and patches.

       gbp pq-rpm  makes  it  easy to do source code development on a separate development branch
       (patch-queue branch in Debian git-buildpackage terms).   For  example,  if  the  packaging
       files   would   be   stored   in   master  the  associated  development  branch  would  be


       import Create a  development  (patch-queue)  branch  by  applying  all  patches  from  the
              packaging  branch  on  top  of the upstream version. The patches must apply without

       export Export patches from the development branch into the packaging branch.  It generates
              patches  (one-per-commit)  from  the  development  branch and updates the spec file
              accordingly. It doesn't automatically commit the changes  though  -  they  need  to
              verified and committed manually.

       rebase Switch to the development branch and rebase it against the current upstream version
              (indicated in the spec file of the associated packaging branch).

       drop   Drop (delete) the development branch associated to the current branch. For example,
              you're on branch foo this would drop branch development/foo.

       apply  Add a single patch to the development branch - similar to using git-am.

       switch Switch between the development branch and the associated packaging branch.


              Print version of the program, i.e. version of the git-buildpackage suite

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose execution

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit

              Whether to use colored output.

              Colors  to  use  in  output (when color is enabled). The format for COLOR_SCHEME is
              '<debug>:<info>:<warning>:<error>'.  Numerical values and color names are accepted,
              empty  fields  imply the default color. For example, --git-color-scheme='cyan:34::'
              would show debug messages in cyan, info messages in  blue  and  other  messages  in
              default (i.e. warning and error messages in red).

              Subdirectory that contains the RPM packaging files.

              Relative  path to the spec file to use. Special value auto causes gbp to search and
              guess.  Other values cause the --packaging-dir option to be ignored: the  directory
              of the spec file is used, instead.

              Use  this  tag  format  when  looking  for  tags  of  upstream versions, default is

              When exporting a patch queue abbreviate commit, instead of showing the full 40-byte
              hexadecimal  object name in header lines, show only a partial prefix of length NUM.
              This is useful when existing patches were not generated by gbp pq.

              Import even if the development (patch-queue) branch already exists.  Only valid for
              the import action.

              Whether to drop (delete) the patch queue branch after a successful export.

              Whether the patch files should start with a number or not.


       When  exporting  patches  from  a  patch-queue  branch  gbp pq-rpm will look at the commit
       message for special tags it recognizes. All tags need to start at  the  first  column  and
       require at least one whitespace after the colon.

       Gbp-Rpm: Ignore
              Ignores the commit, no patch is generated out of it.

       Gbp-Rpm: If <expression>
              Conditional patch. Put patch inside "%if <expression>" in the spec file.

       Gbp-Rpm: IfArch<expression>
              Conditional patch. Put patch inside "%ifarch <expression>" in the spec file.

       For example, the following commit message:

             Fix around a problem in Fedora

             which is not applicable elsewhere.

             Gbp-Rpm: If 0%{?fedora}

       Will result something like this in the spec file:

             # 0001-Fix-around-a-problem-in-Fedora.patch
             %if 0%{?fedora}
             %patch0 -p1


       gbp-buildpackage-rpm(1), gbp-import-srpm(1), gbp.conf(5)


       Markus Lehtonen <>

                                          21 March 2019                             gbp-pq-rpm(1)