[aur-general] ttf-google-webfonts{,-distilled,-git,-hg} mess

Limao Luo luolimao at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 17:19:14 EDT 2013

On 04/04/2013 05:15 AM, Alucryd wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-04-04 at 08:42 +0200, Martti Kühne wrote:
>> AFAIK PKGBUILDs can still implement their own VCS downloads in
>> build(), so, why not have it only pull the relevant paths?
>> A quick google gave me [1], you get the idea...
>> cheers!
>> mar77i
>> [1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/50945/can-you-do-a-partial-checkout-with-subversion#
> Execpt, google-webfonts uses Mercurial which afaict does not allow that
> [1]. Even doing a partial clone with a specified depth would be
> pointless as TTF files are together with a bunch of other files in their
> directories. The hg package is relevant for those who want to clone the
> whole repo, not just the TTF files, and the git package is best for
> those who only want the fonts. It seems there is a tool named
> ConvertExtension which is mentioned in [1], this could be used to only
> pull the TTF from the hg repo, but this process wouldn't allow for
> incremental updates like git.
> [1] http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/PartialClone
> --
> Maxime
Yeah; not only does mercurial not allow it now, the associated bug 
report is marked WONTFIX [2]. Still, those other packages (besides -git, 
-hg) are redundant.

[2] http://bz.selenic.com/show_bug.cgi?id=105

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