Updating astropy-helpers in a package

Automatic update

If you would like the Astropy team to automatically open pull requests to update astropy-helpers in your package, then see the instructions here.

Manual update

To instead update astropy-helpers manually, go inside the submodule and do:

cd astropy_helpers
git fetch origin

Then checkout the version you want to use, e.g.:

git checkout v3.0.3

Go back up to the root of the repository and update the ah_bootstap.py file too, then add your changes:

cp astropy_helpers/ah_bootstrap.py .
git add astropy_helpers ah_bootstrap.py
git commit ...