[yocto] Shallow git clones?
alexander.kanavin at linux.intel.com
Thu Nov 3 08:01:27 PDT 2016
On 11/03/2016 03:06 PM, Gary Thomas wrote:
> I recall seeing some discussion in the past about using shallow
> GIT clones when importing repositories? Is this ever going to
> 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
> This particular tar file increased by more than 300MB since
> the last time I downloaded it (only 2016-09-13!) I routinely
> slosh these files across the oceans (sometimes using tin cans
> and strings it seems) and this can be very tedious. Is there
> anything that can be done to make these files a bit more manageable?
Yes. You can investigate if the upstream produces tarball releases, and
convince them to do it if they don't. Generally we prefer tarball
downloads in oe-core for this exact reason, but it is not always possible.
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