Gentoo Archives: gentoo-scm

From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
To: Mike Auty <ikelos@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-scm] repoman patch for git support (from drobbins)
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 04:53:59
Message-Id: 20081116045357.GA23210@comet
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-scm] repoman patch for git support (from drobbins) by Mike Auty
On 23:07 Sat 15 Nov     , Mike Auty wrote:
> The idea was to test an as-close-to-the-real-thing version of git > portage as possible. Would repoman commit to the local repository and > then push back to the main tree, or would repoman do the push to the > main tree directly? > > I could clone my clone to do local testing, but I thought the idea would > be to try out some test/real commits to a large remote copy of the tree, > and see how all the patches hold up?
The patch in repoman just commits locally, it does not push. I suppose an operation or option could be added that treats that as if it were a single combined step, but I definitely do not want that as the only choice. There's still a lot of unresolved questions about the precise repository setup and work flow, so simulating it isn't entirely possible yet. One major problem with repoman+git is that a major feature of git is fast commits, but repoman is pretty slow (try a scan in x11-base/xorg-server). Anyone got a good idea for how to deal with this? -- Thanks, Donnie Donnie Berkholz Developer, Gentoo Linux Blog: