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bug#33100: [libssh] fatal: dumb http transport does not support shallow

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: bug#33100: [libssh] fatal: dumb http transport does not support shallow capabilities
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 17:42:10 -0400
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Hello Leo,

Leo Famulari <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 11:24:24PM -0400, Maxim Cournoyer wrote:
>> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> > On closer inspection, it seems that there’s nothing “fatal” here: if you
>> > let it run for a while (1 or 2 minutes), it ends up silently cloning the
>> > whole repo and the derivation build eventually succeeds.
>> It did end up working fine, although it took a large amout of time for
>> doing what seems to be a checkout (4 min 46 s). I did some experiments
>> and this is really the time it took to do a full clone of the libssh
>> project.
> Great, you figured it out :)
> More explanation:
> Git has a few different server protocols: git, dumb HTTP, smart HTTP,
> and SSH:
> https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-on-the-Server-The-Protocols
> The dumb HTTP protocol is slow and does not show any progress status or
> other informative message while it works, but if you monitor your
> network traffic you can see it working.
> For obvious reasons, it's rare to see the dumb HTTP protocol deployed
> nowadays, but you may still find it on legacy installations.

Thanks for the extra bits of information :)



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