Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> On Sat, 9 Jul 2005, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>> The current intelligent fetch currently has a problem that it cannot
>> be used to bootstrap a repository.  If you don't have an ancestor
>> of what you are fetching you can't fetch it.
> Sure you can.
> See the current "git clone". It's actually quite good, it's a pleasure to 
> use now that it gives updates on how much it has done.
> Just do
>       git clone src dest

Sorry, somehow I just missed that, and then I noticed just a little
before you sent out your email.

I'm having the worst time putting together a mental model of how git
works, and the documentation is spotty enough that it hasn't been
helpful.  So I am wading through the code.  It seems every time I turn
a corner there is another rough spot.

I guess I was expecting to pull from one tree into another unrelated
tree.  Getting a tree with two heads and then be able to merge them

A couple of questions.

1) Does git-clone-script when packed copy the entire repository
   or just take a couple of slices of the tree where you have

2) Is there a way for a pack to create deltas against objects
   that are not in the tree?  For a dumb repository making incremental
   changes this is ideal.

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