Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Mike Auty <ikelos@g.o>
To: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] Status of the project?
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:10:47
Message-Id: 497DFC9D.1020107@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] Status of the project? by Donnie Berkholz
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Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> I'm still not convinced of that. The alternative would require a patch > to git-submodules, some additional tools support for grabbing additional > repos with checkouts and repoman, but it has some compelling advantages > (like non-devs don't need 1 GB of web space / bandwidth to post their > forks of the tree).
Aren't the existing overlays a suitable method of tree forking? I agree, 1Gb's a bit steep, but someone commented[1] that they'd compressed their (relatively current) checkout down to 650ish Mb. I'm currently attempting a complete import using git-cvsimport (from an rsynced copy, don't worry Robin!). It's still updating (so far 15+ hours, so I hope I haven't made a mistake back at the start!), and it'll need repacking after that, but then it'll hopefully be relatively easy to add incremental updates. Rereading past threads it looks like we still need someone to try setting up and running repoman against git's cvsserver implementation. I'll see how small I can make my repo, and if it's significantly smaller (under 700Mb), I can post it to dev.g.o for those that want to duplicate it (although, as ever, please be nice to infra and yoink it using http not ssh). Also remember that doing cvsimported git repos should be cloned from rather than modified directly (I think it breaks the ability to do further incremental updates)... Mike 5:) [1] http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/git/2008/12/13/4410084/thread -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkl9/J0ACgkQu7rWomwgFXpo5QCfSYF5hDJj++rVCdAz2lO6CqxT EJsAn0iwd7brHGiZduol5ciGF6TtnvT3 =CS+a -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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Re: [gentoo-scm] Status of the project? Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>