Dear diary, on Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 01:21:46AM CEST, I got a letter
where Junio C Hamano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> Petr Baudis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > $ git-cat-file commit bf570303153902ec3d85570ed24515bcf8948848 | grep tree
> > tree 41f10531f1799bbb31a1e0f7652363154ce96f45
> > $ git-read-tree 41f10531f1799bbb31a1e0f7652363154ce96f45
> > fatal: failed to unpack tree object 41f10531f1799bbb31a1e0f7652363154ce96f45
> > Kaboom. I think the issue might be that the reference dependency tree
> > building is broken and it should've pulled the other pack as well.
> Last time I checked, git-http-pull did not utilize the pack
> dependency information, which indeed is wrong.  When it decides
> to fetch a pack instead of an asked-for object, it should check
> which commits the pack expects to have in your local repository
> and add them to its list of things to slurp.
> A good news is that "git clone" as a whole works fine.

Yes, but cg-clone doesn't - it naively depended on the core git tools
actually, er.. working. ;-)

This became a nightmare to me by now - on two machines I tried to pull
to over HTTP, that failed miserably, and I got stuck until I applied
Daniel's patch there (and cleaned up after previous git-http-pulls).

So I have this packless git-pb repository and suspecting no evil, I pull
from you (thankfully I have .git/objects/pack there from some historical
pulls). I do a merge commit:

         ... J
        packed \
                 > M
         ... P

Now I want to pull on another machine. That pulls M and then fails since
I have no .git/objects/pack there, bummer. So I mkdir it, but get no
further w/o Daniel's patch - for git-*-pull, J is missing and that's it.
So I apply the patch, and get friendly

        error: Unable to determine requirements of type (null) for M

and only after I delete M from the database, I finally succeed with
git-http-pull. (That was with --repair.) That's not good since this
might occur even naturally when the pull is interrupted.

With git-ssh-pull, the situation is even more vexing - it refuses to
fetch the packs for some reason yet unknown to me (I will debug it

The git-*-pull tools appear yet rather fragile. :/

                                Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone.  -- Alan Cox
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