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From: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz@archlinux.org>
To: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Cc: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>,
	Drew DeVault <sir@cmpwn.com>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Regarding the depreciation of ssh+git/git+ssh protocols
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:23:57 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <0206a8b6-8b07-24c8-9513-ce638339eafc@archlinux.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YFJ/g2N+s1V3/qMo@google.com>


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On 3/17/21 6:15 PM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Eli Schwartz wrote:
> 
>> I'm not especially attached to the proposal. I'm a maintainer for one
>> of these package managers that currently special-case git+https?:// and
>> rewrite the url that git sees, which has worked adequately for a long
>> time.
> 
> This is useful context.  What URL forms does this package manager
> support (e.g., do you have a link to its documentation)?  What would
> the effect be for the package manager and its users if Git started
> supporting a git+https:// synonym for https://?


https://archlinux.org/pacman/PKGBUILD.5.html#VCS

We support cloning arbitrary version controlled sources via either

vcs://

or vcs+proto://

but not

proto+vcs://

so that encompasses git:// or git+https:// or git+ssh:// and also
permits hg+https or svn+https:// or bzr+http:// or fossil+https://

(ignore the documentation not mentioning fossil, this is a development
branch addition and obviously the docs are for the stable release)

We then do prefix removal of everything before the plus sign since
currently no VCS supports this directly (I think?), but we could remove
that pass from our git source plugin if git implemented it internally.

Implementing https+git:// as a synonym for https:// is IMO confusing, so
I don't intend to implement it even if git does. I think one way to
specify the VCS + transport protocol is enough... and prefix removal is
easier than removing the middle of the string.

The net effect would be, I guess, less code in the package manager, and
users would be able to go to a public registry of source packages like
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pacman-git, see the clickable link
under "Sources (5)" and copy/paste that into a `git clone` command line
without knowing they need to edit the link first.


-- 
Eli Schwartz
Arch Linux Bug Wrangler and Trusted User


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  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-31  4:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-15 16:27 Drew DeVault
2021-03-15 17:56 ` Jonathan Nieder
2021-03-15 18:14   ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-15 22:01     ` brian m. carlson
2021-03-16  0:52       ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16  1:02         ` Jonathan Nieder
2021-03-16  1:05           ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16 21:23             ` Jeff King
2021-03-17 14:49               ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-18 21:30               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-18 21:53                 ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16  4:38           ` Eli Schwartz
2021-03-16 11:54             ` brian m. carlson
2021-03-16 14:21               ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16 21:28                 ` Jeff King
2021-03-17 14:50                   ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-17  0:45                 ` Jakub Narębski
2021-03-17 14:53                   ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-17 22:06                 ` brian m. carlson
2021-03-18 12:53                   ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16 18:03               ` Eli Schwartz
2021-03-17 22:15                 ` Jonathan Nieder
2021-03-31  4:23                   ` Eli Schwartz [this message]
2021-04-07 13:46                   ` Mark Lodato
2021-04-07 19:46                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-13  8:52                       ` Kerry, Richard
2021-03-16  0:54       ` Drew DeVault

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