[pacman-dev] Source Package Versioning

David Manouchehri david at davidmanouchehri.com
Sun Sep 6 13:02:00 UTC 2015

On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 12:23 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 06/09/15 10:42, David Manouchehri wrote:
> > For sharing/keeping source packages, is there any reason not to include
> > .git/ if it's present when creating a .src.tar*?
> >
> > I know a fair amount of Arch devs are on SVN, so it would definitely need
> > to be optional.
> >
> Size. Private stuff in .git.
> And git repos are better distributed in other ways.
> A

Regarding size, hopefully people aren't tracking binaries to begin with.
Compressed text files shouldn't be huge.

What private information would be in .git/? Clearing the cache should
prevent that if it's a concern.

I agree that there's better ways to share Git projects, but I've never been
in a situation where I wish I *didn't* have a package's version history.

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