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FS#52957 - Shallow clone option for makepkg vcs operations

Attached to Project: Pacman
Opened by Sachi King (nakato) - Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 01:14 GMT
Last edited by Andrew Gregory (andrewgregory) - Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 02:29 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category makepkg
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 5.0.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Summary and Info:

It could be useful if there was a way to pass --depth=1 to git, or other config options when makepkg is run.

This would be useful for me as there are times when I'm stuck on a rather slow connection, and full clones take a lot of time, or when I'm on mobile broadband and do not want to waste my quota on a full clone when I only want to build a copy of the software.

In a more general context, for larger packages this could substantually decrease build times and disk requirements for large repositories such kernel builds, ovmf, and OpenStack repos.

Rather unscientific nova checkouts - Speeds were about normal for github here, 280KB/s
nova-shallow : 01:02 Minutes - 40MB Disk usage
nova-full : 15:50 Minutes - 295MB Disk Usage

However, on the same connection, the OVMF checkout is performing about 50KB/s

Steps to Reproduce:

Run makepkg on a package such as a kernel that is in git or a package such as ovmf-git-latest(AUR).

This task depends upon

Closed by  Andrew Gregory (andrewgregory)
Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 02:29 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  This has been rejected numerous times: r:Apg#makepkg:_shallow_git_clones