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Re: Git mirrors

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Git mirrors
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:51:50 -0500
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>>>>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> The mirror is running now and mirroring up to Savannah.  Whom do I ask to
>> disable the current mirroring code, so we never step on each other?

> I think Jim Meyering was doing the mirroring.  I'm not sure what kind of
> "step on each other" risk there is.  If you both use "git push", there
> shouldn't be any problem, right?  I'm asking because I think it'd be good to
> make sure that anyone can pick up and update the mirror if your setup
> fails/disappears/... (this has happened with Jim's mirroring, for example,
> tho of course that's mostly because it was hand-updated).

I'm using git push --mirror, which deleted 6 old branches, so clearly Jim is
doing something slightly different from me.  One form of "step on each other"
would be that he keeps pushing those branches, and I keep deleting them.

>> Also, is there a way to get Bazaar on Savannah to use curl to frob a URL
>> whenever a commit is made?  If so, I could change the mirroring scheme to
>> be by-commit, rather than hourly.

> I don't think there's much chance of that happening.  Even savannah's own
> "send commits to mailing-list" uses the "bzr-hookless-mail" so as to avoid
> such a thing.  I don't think an hourly backup is a significant problem.



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