[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: Use a recursive, shallow clone for git://

Andrew Gregory andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 02:35:22 UTC 2014

On 10/28/14 at 07:02pm, Drew DeVault wrote:
> On 10/28/2014 06:55 PM, Dave Reisner wrote:
> >>> Does this work with URLs like:
> >>>
> >>>   git://example.com/repo.git?tag=v1.2.3
> >>
> >> Those don't work with makepkg as it stands now. It doesn't work after
> >> this patch is applied, either. If we wanted to make that work, we could
> >> do something more sophisticated to take advantage of the --branch option
> >> in git.
> > 
> > Not following -- this is even documented to work in PKGBUILD(5). Could
> > you provide an example where this fails using makepkg from git?
> Ah, I went and read PKGBUILD(5) and the syntax is `#tag=...`, rather
> than `?tag=...`. This patch does indeed break that feature. The problem
> could be avoided by doing the initial clone with --branch, but that
> fundamentally changes the relationship of the initial clone and the
> working directory. Currently, the initial clone creates a mirror which
> the working directory draws from. If we made the mirror use --branch
> instead, then the working directory would be less of a clone and more of
> a copy. I don't know the intentions behind this design originally, would
> that be a bad idea?
> My gut says to just drop --depth from this patch and change it to only
> deal with submodules. The goal of this was to deal with submodules, the
> shallow change was just a nice-to-have. I could be convinced otherwise,
> though. Thoughts?

Checking out submodules was previously discussed here:


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