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Re: [Debconf-video] Moving debconf-video svn repository to git: cleaning up ?

On Wed, 2013-08-07 at 17:14 +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> Hello,
> Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> wrote :
> >         On Dienstag, 30. Juli 2013, Tiago Bortoletto Vaz wrote:
> >         > I've pushed Stefano's repositories to debconf-video in alioth, I think
> >         > everything is done now.
> I committed some modification to the config.git repository, so FAI uses
> the GIT repository.
> I have a question:
> FAI does a "git clone" of the full repository (and it's full history),
> that's more than 50Mb to be download, instead of just 1Mb for the FAI
> files. (FAI don't seem to support git shallow clones; i.e "git clone
> --depth=1").
> Most of the space is wasted^Wused by the kernel and initrd files...
> the repo would weight 1.5MB otherwise.

I agree that these should not have been added to the repository.
doc/src/create_usbstick_howto.txt says where they are meant to be taken
from so I don't think it's important to include them.

> What do you think of rewriting the full config.git repository history to
> drop all the doc/src/vmlinuz and doc/src/initrd.gz ?

So long as everyone has fair warning of this, I think that's OK.

By the way, some of your commit messages mention updating for 'squeeze'
where you meant 'wheezy'.


Ben Hutchings
Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.

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