[wix-devs] Help! Destabilized Repo

Ron Martin cpuwzd at comcast.net
Wed Jul 14 14:21:20 PDT 2021

Thanks, Vilius for your suggestion. It got me looking in the right 

I wound up using git format-patch and git apply to bridge between the 
old and new repos.

On 7/14/2021 12:15 PM, Ron Martin via wix-devs wrote:
> The problem started when I tried to pull from upstream and wound up 
> merging issue5371 into develop. At that point,
> I could no longer check out develop. Things just got worse from there.
> If I read the documentation correctly, I should be able to use git 
> diff  issue55371 > change.patch and git apply
> change.patch (with appropriate paths) to save and restore my changes, 
> respectively. There shouldn't be any
> binary file changes.
> How does that sound?
> On 7/14/2021 11:56 AM, Hoover, Jacob via wix-devs wrote:
>> If you somehow munged your develop branch on your fork, that implies 
>> you did some commits to develop.  If you create and push a new branch 
>> based off of develop, then you should be safe to go back to your 
>> develop branch, and do a hard rest prior to any of your changes.  
>> From there you should be able to pull upstream changes and merge them 
>> in, getting back to a happy state.
>> From: wix-devs <wix-devs-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of 
>> Vilius Šumskas via wix-devs
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 12:30 AM
>> To: WiX Toolset Developer Mailing List <wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org>
>> Cc: Vilius Šumskas <v.sumskas at advantes.tech>
>> Subject: Re: [wix-devs] Help! Destabilized Repo
>> Hi,
>> you could probably use "git format-patch" to export your changes and 
>> then reapply them when a repo is fixed.
>> -- 
>> Vilius
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wix-devs 
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>> On Behalf Of Ron Martin via wix-devs
>> Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 2:10 AM
>> To: wix-devs 
>> <wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org<mailto:wix-devs at lists.wixtoolset.org>>
>> Cc: Ron Martin <cpuwzd at comcast.net<mailto:cpuwzd at comcast.net>>
>> Subject: [wix-devs] Help! Destabilized Repo
>> Today, I managed to destabilize my repo, specifically my develop branch.
>> The only way I know that I can fix
>> it for sure would be to do a new fork, but that would destroy my
>> Issue5371 branch, which is waiting on a
>> pull request.
>> I was wondering if you could create an Issue5371 branch of
>> github.com/wixtoolset/wix4<http://github.com/wixtoolset/wix4> and 
>> pull my changes on this branch from 
>> github.com/cpuwzd/wix4<http://github.com/cpuwzd/wix4> before I lose 
>> all my work again.
>> That should allow me to reconstruct everything at my end while we 
>> discuss my changes..
>> Thanks.
>> Ron
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