Comment #1 on issue 1251 by chipx86: Review Board and git bare repository
Git has no concept of individual remote file checkouts from a repository.
If you want
to fetch a single revision of a single, file, you first need a full
regularly, ideally on push) of the entire repository. And that has to be
Yes, it's annoying, and we've worked really hard to come up with an
that used Git's remote protocol to grab one single file, but it's not
also talked about automating a clone and keeping it in sync, but decided
too many interaction problems (we'd need to make it obvious when a repo is
use, for example) and doing it behind the admin's back is kinda bad,
much space may be needed.
What we are planning to do is to allow the user to supply a URL on a
gitweb/github/etc site that points to the raw file, given a filename and
This would prevent the need for a local tree. We're hoping to do this for
So, today, a bare repository won't work, and you will need a full clone
Hope that answers your question.
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