dist-git proof of concept phase 1 complete

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Tue Dec 15 10:59:52 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 05:50:05AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:34:04AM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:06:42AM +0000, Tim Waugh wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 09:49 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >> > Why not put everything in a single git repository?
> >> 
> >> That would require every packager to check out the entire package set,
> >> all revisions, all branches.  No thanks.
> >
> >Jesse can probably estimate for us how large this will be.
> >
> >I've found that git deals very well with large repositories that have
> >lots of files and lots of history (kernel, qemu).  And you only ever
> >have to download it once, since you can use "git fetch" to make local
> >working copies.
> A full git repo was 5.7G.  I sure as hell don't want to pull that down
> when I'm only interested in a few packages.
> (The CVS repo is 16G on the server side if you are wondering.)

Fair enough - it doesn't make sense since the combined repo would
be so large.


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