Re: categorization, documentation and packaging of "git core" commands
- Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 08:51:53 -0500 (EST)
- From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: categorization, documentation and packaging of "git core" commands
On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > not to belabour this (and i'm sure it's *way* too late for that),
> > but fedora has the following packaging scheme. first, there's a
> > bunch of stuff in "git-core", which has no dependencies on any
> > other git-related packages.
> The split in Fedora between git and git-core is done to minimize the
> dependencies required for a minimal git install. The initial reason
> was to to allow installing the git-core package on systems, in
> containers, etc. without requiring perl and its various dependencies
> to be installed.
> The name git-core was not chosen to imply any official status as
> core versus contrib from upstream.
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oh, i understand completely (i particularly like that fedora
supports a "git-extras" package with loads of cool stuff). remember
that this all started when i pointed out that, over at
https://git-scm.com/doc, there is a link entitled "Reference Manual"
(https://git-scm.com/docs) that assures the reader, "The official and
comprehensive man pages that are included in the Git package itself",
so it's just a matter of someone deciding what *exactly* corresponds
to "the Git package itself" to make sure all relevant man pages can be
just being pedantic, as is my wont.