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Sam Vilain
March 12, 2007 02:59
Re: TAP historical versions
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Jonathan Rockway wrote:
>>   mkdir perl
>>   cd perl
>>   git-init
>>   git-remote add catalyst git://
>>   git-config remote.catalyst.fetch \
>>      '+refs/heads/restorical:refs/remotes/restorical'
>>   git-fetch catalyst
>>   git-checkout -b master restorical
> A little off-topic but... why is the perl repository called "catalyst"?

The "catalyst" name there in the remote is a local name for the
repository, it could have been anything.  "origin" would have been
slightly special, then I wouldn't have had to give "git-fetch" an argument.

The "" part is where that repository is hosted, and
refers to the people that sponsor my time.  It doesn't really matter
that it's hosted there, anyone could replicate it somewhere else and
then people just point their remotes there instead.  It is the content
which is the primary identifier of the repository.  "signed" tags in
combination with the PGP web of trust provide authenticity of the content.


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