[arch-general] Why no git --depth=1 option for makepkg?

mike lojkovic mikelojkovic at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 08:48:45 UTC 2018

It would be extremely nice to have shallow clone support for some packages.
The Unreal git repo requires pulling down 20 gigabytes for a build, taking
maybe a half hour each time.

On Mar 3, 2018 1:53 AM, "Adam Levy via arch-general" <
arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Hi
> I recently came across this closed feature request for a way to perform a
> shallow clone with makepkg.
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/52957
> The closing comment was:
> Closed by  Andrew Gregory (andrewgregory)
> Monday, 13 February 2017, 17:29 GMT-9
> Reason for closing:  Won't implement
> Additional comments about closing:  This has been rejected numerous times:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Use r:Apg#makepkg:_shallow_git_clones
> Which provides a now dead link.
> Would anyone in the know be willing to explain why this feature is
> considered outside the scope of makepkg?
> Clearly if the developers aren't interested in the feature, well then they
> just won't want to support it. But if there is some rationale behind this I
> am curious about it. On one hand this is pure curiosity, but on the other
> hand, I use makepkg and the Arch packaging system multiple times per week
> so I like to understand the design and the intent.
> Thank you!
> Adam Levy (alaskanarcher)

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