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[bug#43946] doc: Add item to "Submitting Patches" section.

Message ID 20201012082003.19936-1-zimon.toutoune@gmail.com
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Series [bug#43946] doc: Add item to "Submitting Patches" section. | expand

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zimoun Oct. 12, 2020, 8:20 a.m. UTC
* doc/contributing.texi (Submitting Patches): Add item about 'git-format-patch
--base'.
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 doc/contributing.texi | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)


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diff --git a/doc/contributing.texi b/doc/contributing.texi
index af3601442e..5ea3cb1899 100644
--- a/doc/contributing.texi
+++ b/doc/contributing.texi
@@ -932,6 +932,12 @@  Before submitting a patch that adds or modifies a package definition,
 please run through this check list:
 
 @enumerate
+@cindex @code{git format-patch}
+@cindex @code{git-format-patch}
+@item
+We recommend to use the command @code{git format-patch --base} to
+include the commit where your patch applies.
+
 @item
 If the authors of the packaged software provide a cryptographic
 signature for the release tarball, make an effort to verify the