categorization, documentation and packaging of "git core" commands
- Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 08:18:09 -0500 (EST)
- From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: categorization, documentation and packaging of "git core" commands
(related to earlier thread but different enough that i'll start
based on the collection of man page links here:
i took a look at how git 2.14.3 is laid out on my fedora 27 system,
particularly all of the executables under /usr/libexec/git-core/.
after manually cross-checking all of those executables against the
links on the docs page, here's what i learned.
first, here are the executables under /usr/libexec/git-core/ that
are unreferenced by that web page, but that should be fine as almost
all of them would be considered underlying helpers or utilities
(except for things like git-subtree, but we're still unclear on its
on the other hand (and this is not so much a git issue as a fedora
packaging issue), there are a number of command links at that web page
that are supplied by distinct RPM packages rather than by the basic
fedora git package, so one would need to install the following
packages to get some of those commands on fedora:
* git-email (provides git-send-email)
finally, from fedora, i am utterly unable to find a package that
provides git-archimport. pretty sure fedora used to have a "git-arch"
package but it's not there now.
Robert P. J. Day Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA