[Rd] [PATCH] Makefile: add support for git svn clones
kevinushey at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 21:42:36 CET 2015
On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Felipe Balbi <balbi at kernel.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 03:31:32PM -0500, Duncan Murdoch 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.
>> That's just false. Build from a tarball, and you can store it anyway
>> you like.
> I'm talking about the SVN repository. Building from a tarball prevents
> me from tracking R's revisions, don't you think ? But as I said, if the
> community doesn't want to support a git svn clone, that's all fine and
The community does; R-Core doesn't. See
https://github.com/wch/r-source/wiki for information on workarounds,
and feel free to add your own workarounds for building R on Windows
from a git checkout (if you have such a thing -- get in touch with
Winston and he'd be happy to modify the wiki)
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