[Bioc-devel] Switch to SSH protocol for git clone instructions on package landing pages?
Kasper Daniel Hansen
kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 14:17:14 CEST 2018
Still, it is convenient for some of us to have copy+paste code on the
landing page. How about having both https and ssh?
On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 8:57 AM, Peter Hickey <peter.hickey at gmail.com>
> Ah, thanks both Joris and Nitesh. I didn't appreciate that SSH access is
> limited to those with a public key registered on the git server.
> On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 at 11:50 Turaga, Nitesh <Nitesh.Turaga at roswellpark.org
> > Hi Pete,
> > For developers there is no reason not to use the SSH protocol. But there
> > are many people who’d like to clone the repo and look at it on their
> > machine.
> > Take for example packages which are not maintained on both the
> > bioconductor server and Github. For these packages, a good way for users
> > browse the source code on their local machine is using the HTTPS
> > since they will not have access to download it via SSH ( you need
> > permissions to do this).
> > We always advocate developers to only use SSH though. For everyone else,
> > HTTPS is the best option.
> > Best,
> > Nitesh
> > > On Apr 29, 2018, at 10:03 AM, Peter Hickey <peter.hickey at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > The one-liner on the package landing page describing how to check out
> > > a package from the git repo uses HTTPS rather than ssh, e.g.:
> > >
> > > # From https://bioconductor.org/packages/bsseq/
> > > git clone https://git.bioconductor.org/packages/bsseq
> > >
> > > However, as a developer we should be using the SSH protocol
> > > (https://bioconductor.org/developers/how-to/git/faq/).
> > >
> > > Is there any reason not to use the SSH protocol (i.e. git clone
> > > git at git.bioconductor.org:packages/bsseq) in the instructions given on
> > > the landing page? It seems to me an unnecessary source of friction,
> > > particularly for new developers who will end up with the dreaded
> > > "fatal: remote error: FATAL: W any packages/myPackage nobody DENIED by
> > > fallthru (or you mis-spelled the reponame)" error message if they
> > > don't know to switch protocols
> > > (https://bioconductor.org/developers/how-to/git/faq/)
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Pete
> > >
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