Software Management call for RFEs

Colin Walters walters at
Thu May 23 15:12:28 UTC 2013

On Thu, 2013-05-23 at 16:54 +0200, Phil Knirsch wrote:

> But rpm could just do a git-tar-tree behind the scenes, which sounds 
> easy enough.

It's not quite that easy, given the possible presence of git

There are scripts out there though, it's not a huge amount of

However if you take the next step and ask yourself, "why not actually
just use git repositories instead of the lookaside pile of tarballs",
then you get into the part I found the most tricky with doing continuous
integration (and complying with the GPL by mirroring the source you're
building), which is recursively mirroring the submodules, and changing
the submodule references to point to your local mirror:

Even the Jenkins git plugin doesn't really handle this quite correctly,
but the above code has survived a lot of real-world testing.

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