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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] "quick" way to checkout a repo
Am 15.04.2014 19:02, schrieb Marcus Hüwe:
On 2014-04-15 12:23:27 -0400, Darin Perusich wrote:
Is there is a "quick" way to checkout a repository, like mirror
w/rsync, aria2c, or something like that? I need to checkout the
devel:languages:R:CRAN-packages repository, or at least a very large
number of packages, which has some 3400+ packages and checking out
w/osc is going to take a long time.

I assume you want to checkout the source "project" and not the (binary)
repository. AFAIK, there is no way to checkout the sources except doing
a http request for each single file.

I think we could speed up osc's checkout process, if the backend has
support for retrieving the source files of a package in a single
cpio archive. Adding such a feature shouldn't be too hard (the workers
already retrieve the sources this way).

Any opinions?

Actually in my experience with checking out large directories, the http
transfer is not the only problem with osc. osc also parses and recreates
huge XML files all the time. You notice this especially when
updating existant checkouts - when almost no files are transferred.

But yes, speeding up source downloads ven try would help too (actually,
I'm afraid we don't even support compression for these http transfers.

Greetings, Stephan

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