flatpak-build-commit-from man page

flatpak-build-commit-from ā€” Create new commits based on existing one (possibly from another repository)


flatpak build-commit-from [OPTION...] DST-REPO DST-REF...


Creates new commits on the DST-REF branch in the DST-REPO, with the contents (and most of the metadata) taken from another branch, either from another repo, or from another branch in the same repository.

The collection ID set on DST-REPO (if set) will be used for the newly created commits.

This command is very useful when you want to maintain a branch with a clean history that has no unsigned or broken commits. For instance, you can import the head from a different repository from an automatic builder when you've verified that it worked. The new commit will have no parents or signatures from the autobuilder, and can be properly signed with the official key.

Any deltas that affect the original commit and that match parent commits in the destination repository are copied and rewritten for the new commit id.


The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.


The (local) repository to pull the source branch from. Defaults to the destination repository.


The branch to use as the source for the new commit. Defaults to the same as the destination ref, which is useful only if a different source repo has been specified.


The source repostory is not trusted, all objects are copied (not hardlinked) and all checksums are verified.

-s, --subject=SUBJECT

One line subject for the commit message. If not specified, will be taken from the source commit.

-b, --body=BODY

Full description for the commit message. If not specified, will be taken from the source commit.


Update the appstream branch after the build.


Don't update the summary file after the new commit is added. This means the repository will not be useful for serving over http until build-update-repo has been run. This is useful is you want to do multiple repo operations before finally updating the summary.


Create new commit even if the content didn't change from the existing branch head.


Don't fsync when writing to the repository. This can result in data loss in exceptional situations, but can improve performance when working with temporary or test repositories.


Sign the commit with this GPG key. This option can be used multiple times.


GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.


Print OSTree debug information during command processing.


To revert a commit to the commit before:

$ flatpak build-commit-from --timestamp=NOW --src-ref=app/org.gnome.gedit/x86_64/master^ repo app/org.gnome.gedit/x86_64/master

See Also

ostree(1), flatpak(1), flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-sign(1), flatpak-build-update-repo(1)

Referenced By


flatpak build-commit-from