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Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz

On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 01:42:06PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Phillip Susi wrote:
> > Joey Hess wrote:
> >> A sample dpkg source package built using this is at
> >> <http://kitenet.net/~joey/tmp/git-demo/>. This demo package includes only
> >> the last 200 commits to the dpkg git repo, so it's more than 1 mb 
> >> *smaller*
> >> than dpkg's normal .tar.gz!
> >
> > What was removed from the source tree when importing it into git to save 
> > this space?
> Like I said, I included only the last 200 commits in the git repo.

Note that he was talking about the size of the working tree, not the git

The distribution tarball contains more than a checkout from dpkg's git
repository, though, since it does contains the files copied and/or
generated by autoreconf. However, this shouldn't really make a huge difference
in size.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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