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From:
Craig A. Berry
Date:
July 12, 2019 14:55
Subject:
Re: Transition from RT to GitHub [FAQ]
Message ID:
CA+vYcVwWG3dFi1Do=aof-=iYpt29CgkkmE7FjiZSADGZBjpR8g@mail.gmail.com
On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 5:35 AM demerphq <demerphq@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 at 07:23, Dan Book <grinnz@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 6:45 PM Sawyer X <xsawyerx@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Q: What else needs doing?
> >>
> >> A: We need to know about any existing integration with RT or perl5's
> >> existing git repo. If you know of something, please let us know so it
> >> can be accommodated during the migration.
> >
> >
> > perl-build (https://metacpan.org/release/Perl-Build/source/script/perl-build#L67) and perlbrew (https://metacpan.org/source/App::perlbrew#L1414) both download blead snapshots when requested from https://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/snapshot/blead.tar.gz - this should be forwarded to https://github.com/Perl/perl5/archive/blead.tar.gz . Perlbrew calls it from HTTP, but it uses curl/wget so a redirect to HTTPS should not cause issues.
>
> I think in practice *this* is going to be one of the bigger
> challenges. We had to hack the git page to support producing the
> correct tarball with the correct contents. (Specifically we inject a
> file into the tarball that is not contained in the repository) My bet
> is that out of the box github will not be able to support our use
> case.

I think you are right.  I have poked around a bit to see if any
server-side scripting is available on GitHub and so far the answer
seems to be no.  So we have no way to include git_version.h in a
tarball or zipball downloaded from GitHub.

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