[Rd] [PATCH] Makefile: add support for git svn clones

Felipe Balbi balbi at kernel.org
Mon Jan 19 21:20:25 CET 2015


On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 03:06:11PM -0500, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 19/01/2015 2:33 PM, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> > git has an interface for cloning SVN repositories into git which
> > some users might decide to use. For those users' surprise, the
> > repository will always fail to build on svnonly target and it will
> > exit early.
> > 
> > The problem is simple enough to fix by just checking if a .git
> > directory exists in top_builddir and, if so, call git svn info insstead
> > of svn info.
> > 
> I think we are unlikely to accept this change.  Nobody in R Core uses
> git this way, so it would never be tested, and would likely soon fail.

it will be tested by anybody using git svn clone, right ?

> Indeed, it already fails if someone were to try it on Windows, since you
> didn't patch the makefiles for that platform.

yeah, sorry about that, I wasn't aware there were windows-specific
Makefiles with duplicated logic in the repository.

> The R sources are kept in an SVN repository, and as long as that's true,
> we're only likely to support direct SVN access.

Fair enough. But don't you think it's a bit odd to couple the repository
compilation with the availability of a specific SCM tool ?

I mean, R just won't build unless you have svn info available, I think
that's pretty odd. Printing a warning would be another possibility, but
exitting build is almost an overreaction.

But fair enough, no need to spend days discussing $subject if the
community doesn't want to support git svn clone ;-)


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