[vlc-devel] RE : [PATCH] - media_list (libvlc api)

David Flynn davidf+nntp at woaf.net
Sat Nov 29 13:47:14 CET 2008

On 2008-11-28, brezhoneg1 <brezhoneg1 at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>    I know using git would be better. But, I still have a bandwidth
> problem (and git clone is far too big). Hopefully, I should solve this
> problem soon.

In an ideal world, what you want is:
$ git clone --depth 1 git://git.videolan.org/vlc.git

Under nornal circumstances this will perform a shallow clone,
however, that will pull multiple branches and tags and end up being
about 100MiB to download (urgh).

So what can be done instead is a bit more manual:

Create a bare repository:

  $ mkdir vlc && cd vlc
  $ git init

Set up a remote called 'origin' that only tracks the master branch (or
whatever you need) of the remote repository.

  $ git remote add -t master origin git://git.videolan.org/vlc.git

Do a shallow fetch of that remote:

  $ git fetch --depth 1 origin
  Receiving objects: 100% (3776/3776), 12.44 MiB | 840 KiB/s, done

Much better :)

Checkout a local branch:

  $ git checkout -b master origin/master

Carry on as normal.  In order to update your remotes, use git remote

There are some restrictions on doing a shallow clone, but for producing
patches and rebasing, it is fine.  See man git-clone for more details.


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