[yocto] Shallow git clones?

Bas Mevissen abuse at basmevissen.nl
Thu Nov 3 07:31:03 PDT 2016

On 03/11/16 14:06, Gary Thomas wrote:
> I recall seeing some discussion in the past about using shallow
> GIT clones when importing repositories?  Is this ever going to
> happen?
> The reason I ask is that I routinely save the GIT tarballs and
> some of them are obscenely obese :-(  The worst of the bunch
> is the device firmware for the RaspberryPi (as of today):
>   -rw-rw-r-- 1 gthomas gthomas 6321877646 Nov  3 12:13
> git2_github.com.raspberrypi.firmware.git.tar.gz

On the OE-Core mailing list, there is currently a case of downloading 
600MB for gdb alone... I think this concern applies to Yocto and 
OpenEmbedded as a whole.



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