[Users] GetComponents script not working

Steven R. Brandt sbrandt at cct.lsu.edu
Mon Jan 24 13:38:18 CST 2022

Maybe it makes sense to use "--depth 1" on our git checkouts by default?


On 1/24/2022 12:40 PM, Roland Haas wrote:
> Hello Bruno,
>> btw, why is svn still needed? I see that it is only used for
>> ExternalLibraries which are anyway in a git repository (is it because of
>> the particular directory structure of that repository?).
> Not so much because of the directory structure but because of the
> content. We use svn for the ExternalLibraries thorns, which contain a
> tarball of the library (in case no copy is found on the system).
> Since git downloads the full version history (by default, and shallow,
> --depth 1 checkouts do not work for us when using branches) we did not
> want to use git for those (since eg the MPI ExternalLibrary repo is
> ~172MB of "old" commits and ~10MB of checked out files. svn can
> download a single revision more easily.
> Yours,
> Roland

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