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From:
demerphq
Date:
July 13, 2019 10:54
Subject:
Re: Transition from RT to GitHub [FAQ]
Message ID:
CANgJU+UpA=XUO1DwqU3j6rDzACZbtxdmXFdwxBrpX+nnWKDuVQ@mail.gmail.com
On Fri, 12 Jul 2019, 16:55 Craig A. Berry, <craig.a.berry@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

I am concerned there isn't more reaction to this, it seems to me to be a
showstopper.

Yves

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