[aur-general] AUR repos and git subtrees

Joost Bremmer toost.b at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 00:00:17 UTC 2015

On 9 August 2015 at 19:08, Eli Schwartz <eschwartz93 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have just attempted to update fanficfare{,-git} and I cannot push the
> changes because they are a non-fast-forward.
> I cannot be 100% sure because I don't have local clones, I have been
> splitting off subtrees as needed (see my setup at
> https://github.com/eli-schwartz/pkgbuilds) but this is supposed to be 100%
> guaranteed to create the same sha1 hash. However, it appears that the AUR
> repos are now out of sync. Same content and everything.
> Am I supposed to believe that those packages -- and a bunch more (but not
> all...) of mine -- had their repos randomly and sneakily rewritten??? Or
> that git subtrees are simply unreliable???
> Neither seems very likely.
> This was working perfectly at least until July 20 (the last time I updated
> anything).
> -- Eli Schwartz

I know it makes no sense why it should, but maybe your commit
made it confused?
Whenever something goes wrong for me with git I always try out a fresh
clone to mess around with so you might want to see if that works as well. I
unfortunately did notice that clones don't retain their subtree
infrastructure though, so that's kind of disappointing (I had to merge your
commit manually).

Thanks for fanficfare though, didn't know that existed.

Joost Bremmer

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