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Upload changes from multiple repositories

Certain changes require modifying more than one repository simultaneously. There are two supported methods for accomplishing this: soft and hard transitions.

In general, prefer soft transitions over hard transitions (see Making changes across multiple petals for further details). This means that if a change to one repository depends on a change in another repository, you must wait until the respective commit has been rolled before the dependent commit can be submitted to the queue.

Most multi-Petal changes (including updates to FIDL protocols) should be attempted using a soft transition, whereas coordinating changes across multiple Petals may require a hard transition. Typically, one should use the techniques described in the above references to avoid hard transitions wherever possible.

Using jiri upload

To upload changes together, you need to create a branch with same name on all repositories.

Do the following:

  1. Make and commit the first change in a Fuchsia repository:

    1. Go to the repository:

      cd examples/fortune
      
    2. Create a new branch; for example, add_my_new_feature:

      git checkout -b add_my_new_feature
      
    3. Edit and add the files related to the feature:

      git add <my_feature_related_files>
      
    4. Commit your first change:

      git commit
      
  2. Make and commit the second change in another Fuchsia repository:

    1. Go to the second repository:

      cd fuchsia/build
      
    2. Create a new branch with the same name, add_my_new_feature:

      git checkout -b add_my_new_feature
      
    3. Edit and add the files related to the feature:

      git add <more_of_my_feature_related_files>
      
    4. Commit your second change:

      git commit
      
  3. Use -multipart to upload all changes with the same branch name across repos:

    jiri upload -multipart
    

After the changes are submitted, clean up the local branches:

cd examples/fortune
git branch -d add_my_new_feature

And

cd fuchsia/build
git branch -d add_my_new_feature

Using Git command

You can also use the git command to upload all changes across repositories. The steps are identical as the steps in Using jiri upload; however, instead of jiri upload -multipart in Step 3, use the following git command to upload your changes from each repository you have modified:

git push origin HEAD:refs/for/main

Note that this command must be run from the working directory of each repository.