[aur-general] Issues Pushing

David Phillips dbphillipsnz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 04:40:36 UTC 2015

Hi all, I discovered this problem back in June with the help of the
guys on IRC. The guy who helped me discover the root of the problem
went on to discuss with one of the TUs about this problem and the
solution for it. IIRC, Lukas was on holiday at the time, so he wasn't
pestered with it at the time :)

Three to four months later and nothing seems to have changed, so I
thought I'd start a paper trail and bring this to the attention of a
few more people.

I committed changes to an already-established AUR package, and
attempted to push these commits. Running `git push` on my slow
connection just hangs. 'Impatient me' killed it after 5 minutes of
hanging. Trying to push from a faster connection, I found it uploaded
almost instantly. Setting GIT_TRACE_PACKET=1 when running `git push`
showed up a (warning: large) log [1] showing that git is being sent a
bunch of refs (?), presumably for packages which aren't even mine.

On a slow connection, this makes updating AUR packages to impossible.
It takes a solid 20 minutes for the push to complete for me. I won't
maintain AUR packages if this is the way it's going to be. Even though
faster connections solve the time problem, it then becomes an issue of
the amount of data transferred needlessly.

Why is this happening? IIRC, the IRC folk mentioned something about
the underlying structure of the git repository at the AUR end, but I
don't know enough about this stuff to say either way.

Log, xzipped for size reasons. Unpacks to ~82 000 lines.
[1] https://ptpb.pw/XmET

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