[aur-dev] Using git as a backend for the AUR
danielwallace at gtmanfred.com
Sun Mar 17 13:40:46 EDT 2013
On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 12:33:41PM -0500, William Giokas wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 01:14:01PM -0400, Daniel Wallace wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 12:43:01PM +0100, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> > > The AUR currently has ~ 41076 packages, which would bring us to an equal
> > > amount of git repo's. This doesn't seem very efficient to me.
> > >
> > > With svn you can put it all in one repo and checkout a single package
> > > without checking out the whole repo, which is how
> > > [core],[extra],[community] work.
> > >
> > > I know Exherbo uses Git for their repo's but they seem to split it up
> > > into categories .
> > >
> > > Git seems to have sparse checkout for this in 1.7, but I don't know how
> > > it works 
> > git clone --single-branch git://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git -b packages/linux
> > ... then make one for community.git :)
> > and inside, you can do stuff like...
> > git fetch origin packages/bash
> > git checkout -b packages/bash FETCH_HEAD
> > and checkout the other branches
> But this does make it so that either no one has push access, or only a
> very small subset of people have push access for security reasons. The
> whole point of the multiple repos is to allow people full control over
> the whole repo with git, and not have to rely on the `makepkg -S` bits.
> While great for spectating, it's pretty bad for a bunch of people that
> can just simply sign up as contributors. Also, you know what would
> happen if we just gave everyone push access.
Why are people going to be able to actually git push, why not use
something like burp, where you run makepkg -S and upload that with a
commit message, and the backend takes care of unwrapping and committing
> William Giokas | KaiSforza
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