Discontinuing repository tarballs

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 18:24:36 GMT 2016

> El 23 nov 2016, a las 15:07, Albert Astals Cid <aacid at kde.org> escribió:
> El dimecres, 23 de novembre de 2016, a les 20:17:29 CET, Ben Cooksley va 
> escriure:
>> HI all,
>> As of late Sysadmin has been assessing what components of our
>> infrastructure are in active use and should be maintained going
>> forward.
>> As part of this it has come to our attention that the repository
>> tarballs offered by our anongit network (tar.gz files of our
>> repositories essentially) are effectively unused - with only 19 hits
>> being received by one mirror in the space of a week.
> This is not about making the "git archive" command not work, right?

No, this is about full-history tarballs. The idea is you can download the tarball over HTTP (which is even resumable if the download is interrupted), unpack it, and get the same as from a 'git clone'.

It's of questionable usefulness. If your Internet connection is so bad that you can't complete a normal 'git clone' in one go, you'll probably have other problems with our services anyway...


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