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Re: New git in EPEL?



On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 09:56 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Michael Stahnke <mastahnke gmail com> 
> wrote:
> > > After some discussion in IRC (Fedora-admin) we are wondering if
> > > pushing a new git in EPEL is a good idea.  There are some changes such
> > > as git-command vs git command.  So there could be some breakage.
> > >
> > > Should we push a new git and cause some breakage or stick with
> > > old-n-busted?
> > >
> > > My thoughts are to push out a new one, since I think if you are using
> > > git, you curse everytime you touch this old crusty thing :)
> > 
> > I personally would say yes.  While scripts may break, the repositories
> > will be fine.
> 
> If "git command" vs "git-command" is the only incompatibility, it should be 
> trivial to provide the latter in the package with tiny wrapper scripts or even 
> just one that parses $0 and add symlink to it for each needed command, or 
> install that script multiple times with different names and hardlink them if 
> wanted, or... (see for example rpmdev-md5, rpmdev-sha* and friends in 
> rpmdevtools).
> 
No problem, I build a package from the last SRPM at git-scm.com and all
are in /usr/libexec/git-core. You only need to append it to $PATH if you
you prefer the old mode.

Saudos.


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