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Re: cloning gnulib with --depth=2 option hangning

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: cloning gnulib with --depth=2 option hangning
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:06:24 +0200
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Hi John,

> OK, but the build-aux/bootstrap script distributed with gnulib
> includes the code ...
>       git clone -h 2>&1 | grep -- --depth > /dev/null && shallow='--depth 2'
>       git clone $shallow git://git.sv.gnu.org/gnulib "$gnulib_path" ||
> ...
> Shouldn't the bootstrap script use the recommended way of cloning a
> fresh copy of gnulib?

The use of --depth was introduced in 2007:

> In that case, it would be great if the --depth option worked...  I seem to
> recall that it did in the past, so maybe this is a savannah problem.

Maybe. Jim?

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