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Re: gnulib-v0.1: a non-event

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: gnulib-v0.1: a non-event
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:21:04 +1300

Hi Jim,

On Oct 29, 2013, at 4:10 PM, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> However, isn't this based on the premise that shallow clones are
> somehow useful?

Sure.  Why copy 8000 changesets when you know for sure that you only
care about the last 100 or so at the most?

>  Did you try the recommended procedure of
> using a reference gnulib repository?  E.g.,
>  ./bootstrap --gnulib-srcdir=../gnulib

Certainly, but gnulib bootstrap is not capable of bootstrapping either
libtool or m4, so I'm using my rewrite...

> The shallow-clone hack is to accommodate those who want to do
> a quick one-off bootstrap; imho, not appropriate for those of us who
> run it frequently, or as a maintainer.

Fair enough.  It seems like I might have munged a code path in my
bootstrap, since `./bootstrap --gnulib-srcdir=../gnulib` seems to be
making a shallow clone... which is clearly wrong.  I'll fix that
later, but for now the new tag and fallback to --short-log fixes all
the immediate problems I was having (except the reliance on gnupg-1.4

Gary V. Vaughan (gary AT gnu DOT org)

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