fedorahosted git repo too large

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Wed Aug 6 03:44:18 UTC 2008

Yuan Yijun wrote:
> I just tried to download revisor git with this command "git pull
> http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/revisor master". I have to repeat
> 4-5 times since it breaks during downloading. The .git folder is
> about 58MB. After "git gc --aggressive" it becomes only 6MB.
> Anyone please run gc on server?

Perhaps better would be repack.  There was a recent thread on the git
list and one of the developers pointed out an older mail from Linus
where he described gc --aggressive as "mostly dumb" and recommended
that using something like "repack -a -d -f --depth=250 --window=250"


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