Thursday, 10 August 2017

Re: "git ubuntu clone": what tags do you expect to see locally?

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 3:24 AM, Michael Hudson-Doyle <> wrote:
On 11 August 2017 at 07:19, Robie Basak <> wrote:
"git ubuntu clone <package>" is like "git clone", but also knows the URL
and some sensible default refspecs.

If you then run "git tag", which tags do you expect to have
automatically been fetched for you?

I think I would expect to get all tags

^^ that - I as well would expect all tags as well.

Having a stampede of tags happens now and then in all kind of repo's and people are used to deal with it.
Missing them for no reason that appears trivial ("normal" clone fetches them as you outlined) hurts much more.
And finally since the tags are nicely name-spaced and follow rules they can easily be filtered out.

Christian Ehrhardt
Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd