On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 7:59 PM, Ian Pilcher <arequipeno(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I just installed F23 (coming from F21) and encountered an irritating
new behavior when trying to build a custom kernel RPM.
Patch does not have a valid e-mail address.
Well no kidding. It's a locally created (with diff) patch, not coming
from a git repository.
Is there a way to disable this check?
In a word, no. The kernel patches are applied using "git am", there's
been a couple of threads on it. If you're doing the patch in a git
checkout of the kernel it's easy enough to use git to create the
The process I use is:
git checkout -b some-name
git commit -a -m "quick message"
"git log" to work out the hash
git format-patch <previous hash to patch>
One of the easier ways to switch between branches is actually to use
"fedpkg switch-branch master" and branches allow keeping master clean
for easy "git pull" as it works generally. It's fairly straight
forward once you get a simple work flow, there's lots of tutorials