[Mageia-sysadm] HEADSUP: Full git clone of all package specs (with history)

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Mar 22 10:32:08 CET 2013


Just to avoid a crazy amount of scripting with svn checkouts and such
like, I've set running a git svn clone of the cauldron package
subversion tree.

It'll take a while to complete (likely about 24hrs in total by current
estimates) and it should take up about 800MB (rough estimate) in total.

When complete it will act as a handy source for doing full repository
greps and such like. It will also be useful for making mass changes (git
svn rebase and git svn dcommit are you friends).

I'll endevour to make it available via a public clone when done, but due
to it's size and nature it'll likely only appeal to a few people.

Just thought I'd let you know.

FWIW, I'll use this to add the necessary stuff to fix
https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9302 which requires finding
several packages that use a specific macro and updating them.

FAO: sysadm team. I'm using valstar for this as it's much closer network
wise. Of course I stupidly still used svn+ssh rather than a direct file,
thinking it would be more useful generally when moving it later,
forgetting that I could probably just have editted the subversion URL
after the clone was complete... but meh, it's done now and and it's
almost half way through so no point in killing it half way through IMO.



Colin Guthrie

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