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On Aug 15, 2022, at 12:50 AM, Denis Ovsienko via tcpdump-workers 
<tcpdump-workers@lists.tcpdump.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 14 Aug 2022 11:49:57 -0700
> Guy Harris via tcpdump-workers <tcpdump-workers@lists.tcpdump.org>
> wrote:
>> Or is this a ZIP archive provided by somebody other than tcpdump.org?
> github.com -> code -> download ZIP. I vaguely remember there was a
> "download tar.gz" there as well, but not anymore.  Anyway, git clone is
> better order of magnitudes, in that it allows to tell which commit the
> working copy is at.

So they're building from the current main branch, rather than from a release 
tarball (or from the source used to build the versions of libpcap and tcpdump 
in the OS they're using)?

If so, then, yes, they should use git clone, not only for the reason you 
mention, but because it's not a snapshot, it's a repository, so it can be 
updated to the current state of the main branch.

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