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Re: categorization, documentation and packaging of "git core" commands

Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, Todd Zullinger wrote:
>> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>> 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 status, right?):
>> I don't think there's anything unclear about git subtree's status.
>> It's in contrib/ within the source, so it's not part of the core git
>> suite.  Some distributions (Fedora being one of them) ship a
>> git-subtree package to provide it for users who want it.
>   not true, "git-subtree" is part of fedora's lowest-level
> "git-core" package.

Eek, my apologies for providing bad information.  I really
should know the Fedora git packaging better than that. :/

Amusingly, I did suggest packaging it as a subpackage
specifically to avoid any confusion that it was a core
command in the Fedora bug which requested it be included in
the git packaging:


I'll see about changing that going forward in the Fedora
packaging.  I think it deserves to be in a subpackage.

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