To help keep the
METADATA file up-to-date, you can use the
to update commonly changed fields. It resides here:
$ /path/to/.../updatemd --help Usage: updatemd [options] path -archive_url="" : update the third-party "archive_url" field -print="" : print the value of the field -version="" : update the third-party "version" field
$ /path/to/.../updatemd -print version METADATA 1b2e19fdacff67bf390486e86eefbfb35bd464c6
Googlify analyzes the output of a traditional build (running
make install for all required packages) and uses this to construct
BUILD files for your not-yet-in-third_party package. This tool
imports library files into the
third_party/library/src subdirectory by
NOTE: Googlify is completely unsupported, does not generate hermetic
files, and may require
OWNERS to rerun it often.
Copybara automates the import of code from upstream repositories, such as github. Copybara can also can apply transformations to the changes or run checkers for validation, for example leak detection.
qu4 is an adaptation of the Quilt patch management system to Piper, providing a standardized process for maintaining local modifications to third-party code in google3.
update_visibility is a script that limits visibility of BUILD rules to those
projects that are currently using it. This is useful for managing deprecation of
old versions of third_party codebases.
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