[pacman-dev] [PATCH 4/4] makepkg: git: update existing sources in srcdir without removing them first.

Lukas Jirkovsky l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 03:36:16 EST 2013

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 9:37 PM, Ido Rosen <ido at kernel.org> wrote:
> I think I found a bug: If the repository URL/source array entry has changed
> but the directory name has not, the user would have to manually delete the
> cloned repository, otherwise the git fetch/checkout would be from the
> incorrect upstream repo.

In theory this is a problem, but in practice it would fail in the
current code in download_git before reaching this, because it has the
same problem. Another question is how likely is that someone would try
to pull an unrelated repository. I guess it must be quite unlikely, as
noone have reported this as a bug.

> This checkout checks out whatever has been cloned, but the git remote
> (origin by default) may be pointing to the wrong URL/source array
> entry, since you simply reuse the same .git/config (since you didn't
> rm -rf and git clone again).  Therefore, this will break any update
> that changes repository URLs, and require the user or AUR wrapper to
> manually go in and delete the checked out repository...

There's no need to change remote, because for the clone in $srcdir the
default remote is our clone in $SRCDEST. The same goes for the

> If saving yourself the step of having to "git clone" again is your
> only goal, here are two possible ways to solve that problem:

The main point is to allow incremental builds as in FS#35050

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