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Re: Git branch for daily snapshots instead of downloading tarballs?

From: John E. Malmberg <>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:46:37 -0600

On 11/25/2014 4:06 PM, Dan Fandrich wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:55:25AM -0600, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>> Building on VMS currently requires having the lib/
>> and the configure because the tools to generate them are not yet
>> working on VMS and will not be in the near future.
>> Is there anyway to pull a git branch with those files in them so that
>> the VMS developers do not have to pull down the entire daily
>> snapshot?
> These files are generated so making them available to download via git would
> mean checking them in to git, which is unnecessary and undesirable. The daily
> snapshots are designed to mimic a released version and include those generated
> files, so that's really the package for your situation. It's only 2.5 MiB long
> as well. Why is this not desirable from your viewpoint?

It just makes it much simpler to do a git pull before doing a build each
day while updating the port.

A VMS developer currently needs pull down and unpack a daily tarball to
test against, and also maintain a git checkout of master to generate the
patches against.

Just trying to save a few steps.


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Received on 2014-11-28