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FS#29104 - [abs] use git-reset and git-clean instead of git-clone in PKGBUILD-git.proto

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by pumbur (pumbur) - Sunday, 25 March 2012, 09:30 GMT
Last edited by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Friday, 07 September 2012, 15:29 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 3
Private No


"cd $_gitname; git reset --hard; git clean -dxf;"
instead of
"rm -rf $_gitname-build; git clone $_gitname $_gitname-build; cd $_gitname-build;"

it's much faster on large repositories like linux-kernel or firefox — no need to clone-remove repository every time — too many unneeded file operations.

something like this:

(i also found similar proposals by Linus Arver in arch-projects maillist from november 2011)
This task depends upon

Closed by  Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Friday, 07 September 2012, 15:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Friday, 07 September 2012, 15:29 GMT
Then make this change for the packages where it makes sense. VCS packages are changing dramatically for pacman 4.1 anyways and most of these templates will simply go away.