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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 13 21:00:47 EST 2013

On 10/12/13 18:39, Lukas Jirkovsky wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
>> This groundbreaking idea has been proposed and rejected several times
>> already.
> Can you point me to where they were rejected? I have submitted the
> patches implementing this functionality in the past, but they were
> rejected because of technical problems, not because of the idea
> itself. This new patch series should fix all the issues that were
> present in my previous attempts. Also I remember that Allan set
> FS#35050 as due in 4.2.0 probably because I was working on it.

Note that Dave's reply was in regards to:

On 10/12/13 07:00, Ido Rosen wrote:
> 3) Avoidance strategy: Don't clone/fetch all the objects in the
> repository first place by doing a "shallow clone" by setting the
> --depth in git clone.
> https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-clone.html

Getting incremental builds for VCS is wanted.

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