emacs-app-devel build fail on master not detected by buildbot
jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 23 05:35:18 UTC 2021
> On 23 Apr 2021, at 3:48 am, Dan Ports <dports at macports.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 11:05:34PM +0900, Aaron Madlon-Kay wrote:
>> However it was rejected by the maintainer because he *wants* the current setup. If the port no longer builds because the referenced commit is more than 1,000 commits in the past, then the port is ripe for a bump. Increasing the depth or using a date-based strategy will just balloon the amount of data fetched.
> To be clear, the problem here was that MacPorts uses the xcode-provided
> git, and certain older systems have a version of git that's too old to
> support the --shallow-since option, causing the port to break on
> systems where it's buildable today.
> Now, those systems are pretty old at this point (IIRC, it was El
> Capitan and older) so perhaps that is worth reconsidering. We could
> also install and use our own version of git on older systems as we do
> for some other fetch/extract dependencies, but that would require a
> base update.
why a base update ? Just adding port:git as a build dep would do it, as port would then use that version instead.
> Dan R. K. Ports https://drkp.net/
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