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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] GIT repository download problems

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:03:14 -0800 (PST)
> The command line commands you suggested, started the
> download. When
> the first password message appeared and it stopped
> downloading--I
> Ctrl+C'd and stoped the download.
> Then I edited the script
> "./scripts/switch_all_submodules_to_head_and_clean" and
> added what
> David suggested (i.e adding --recursive to several lines and
> removing
> --recursive from your startup script).
> Then I ran the modified startup scrip you suggested.
> This did NOT give me an error message and displayed
> "Already
> up-to-date."  which I assume relates to what I had
> previously
> downloaded before I killed the command line startup you
> suggested.
> Then it said:
> Cloning into experimental...
> Password:
> Hoping this was a onetime password I pressed enter.  It
> ran for less
> than a minute and wanted another password.
> Obviously what you and David suggested works--but the
> password problem
> did not go away.

Hmm. I never used a password until very recently when I was granted commit access. Up until then I always connected anonymously. I wonder whether entering a password just once has an effect that prevents anonymous connections.

If I recall correctly, when I first connected a few days after the GIT announcement in December, I manually created the local GIT directory (mkdir), did a cd to that directory and manually ran git clone --- without a script. Like this, but all manually:

mkdir -p /home/public/builds/slackware/trinity/zz_src_trinity_git
cd /home/public/builds/slackware/trinity
git clone --recursive zz_src_trinity_git

Notice I did a cd to the parent directory of $GIT_DIR (zz_src_trinity_git) before running the clone command.

Took a couple of hours. Thereafter I never again used git clone, instead using switch_all_submodules_to_head_and_clean, like this:

cd /home/public/builds/slackware/trinity/zz_src_trinity_git
sh ./scripts/switch_all_submodules_to_head_and_clean anonymous

After a few times I automated the latter process into a script with a few bells and whistles.

I wonder whether manually deleting all of the "config" files would clean the local repository:

find $GIT_DIR -type f -name config -exec rm -f {} \;

Then perform a clone:

git clone $GIT_DIR

I'm using GIT 1.7.1.

Now that I am using a password I wonder whether I can connect anonymously. I'll try that the next day or two when I rsync my local tree.