My github repo is not a fork of the gitpan repo. Would a fork be better?
Upon reading https://github.com/schwern/gitpan/blob/master/README, I don't think it will because
If you tag your releases in a consistent manner and publish the location of your repository, gitpan doesn't offer anything new to the developer.
Gitpan is a read-only repository built from tarballs you uploaded to cpan, mostly useful to those who download from cpan :)
And if so, how would I push changes I've already made to my local repo to a local clone of a fork of a gitpan repository?
I don't think you need to, but I think this answers it
How can I merge gitPAN's history with my module? ------------------------------------------------ If you are the owner of a CPAN module and have an existing, but incomplete, repository you can fill in the history using gitPAN. The technique is outlined in this article. http://use.perl.org/~schwern/journal/39974The only things that might change are the push/pull targets
In general, are there docs/tutorials describing work flows using github for managing perl distributions? I recall a lot of discussion around the time that gitpan got started, but am not having had much luck with search engines.
I haven't see one.
I've read Git for Computer Scientists,
This has helped me muddle along, but I mostly work solo, don't publish much, and occasionally submit small patches anonymously.
I haven't had to resolve conflicts the git way, and I don't care much about attribution, I only care that the correct user name and email address are exposed in the logs, and not a history of computers i've used.