Broken master and newcomers.

Wols Lists antlists at
Thu Apr 7 07:13:55 UTC 2016

On 07/04/16 00:17, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 6:14 PM, Anthonys Lists <antlists at> wrote:
>> On 07/04/2016 00:08, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
>>>> Imho, IF we do something like this, we should use the git facilities to
>>>>> create a shallow clone backup, that people can then use ftp or rsync or
>>>>> some
>>>>> other interruptible protocol to download.
>>> We have been doing that for years:
>> That should then make this whole discussion moot then? Just modify the
>> instructtions to warn newcomers that master *can* be broken, and if they
>> want a known-good build to start with, go and get a bundle rather than using
>> clone. Once thye've got a good build they can "git pull" and go from there.
> the bundle is not guarantee to build anymore than a random master...
> It is just that we regularly (in fact is a cron iirc) tar-gz core.git
> and other repo, precisely for people that have trouble doing a git
> clone on a big repo
In that case, rather than firing it on a cron job, is there any chance
that we could adjust the build job so that - if the most recent bundle
is more than say one day out (dunno what time limit you have on your
cron job) - it fires off the tar job after a clean build.

And you make it sound like it's just a tar. If it's for people who have
problems with git clone, shouldn't we make it a shallow clone?

Minimal change (famous last words) for maximal impact, hopefully :-)


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