2023-05-25 18:17:46

by Chris PeBenito

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Subject: ANN: SELinux repository changes

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Subject: ANN: SELinux repository changes
Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 16:33:43 -0400
From: Paul Moore <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]

Hello all,

On behalf of all the various SELinux maintainers and myself, I wanted
to provide a quick update on some changes that occurred today to the
SELinux Project repositories hosted on GitHub.

* https://github.com/SELinuxProject

The first, and most noticeable change, is all of the repositories have
now changed their default branch from "master" to "main". In order to
minimize the immediate impact of the change, the "master" branch has
been preserved and locked; this should allow existing automations to
continue to function, but be warned that any new commits/PRs will be
merged into "main". You can expect the "master" branches to be
removed at a later date. For those of you with local repository
clones, you can update your repo with the following commands:

(assuming your GitHub remote is named "origin", and you are in your
"master" branch)
% git remote update origin
% git branch -m main
% git branch -u origin/main main

The commands will pull in the new remote branch definition, rename
your current "master" branch to "main", and set the current local
"main" branch to pull from the remote "origin/main" branch.

The second, and long overdue, change was to archive the CIL
repository. With CIL development moving to the main SELinux userspace
repository, and no new commits in over nine years, it was time to
deprecate the old CIL repository.