[Bioc-devel] Git pack file greater than 5MB
henr|k@bengt@@on @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Oct 1 17:57:00 CEST 2020
Doesn't a git rewrite break all existing clones, forks out there? I'm happy
to be corrected, if this is not the case.
On Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 08:16 Nitesh Turaga <nturaga.bioc using gmail.com> wrote:
> The BiocCheck will complain on the build system about the > 5MB package
> The rewrite of the history with BFG cleaner (
> https://rtyley.github.io/bfg-repo-cleaner/ <
> https://rtyley.github.io/bfg-repo-cleaner/>) is not as severe as you
> think it is to be honest. It is just removing these pack files which don’t
> have a place in the tree structure. These are more often than not, orphan
> If you are suspect of this solution, I would suggest you make a backup
> clone of your repo and try it on that first before you touch the main repo.
> Check the history (git log) to see if anything important is missing.
> But usually a software package has to be below 5MB. If you have some data
> in there which is needed for the package, consider Experiment Hub.
> > On Sep 30, 2020, at 12:46 PM, McGrath, Max <MAX.MCGRATH using UCDENVER.EDU>
> > Hi all,
> > We have a package that is ready for submission, but when running
> BiocCheck a warning is generated noting that "The following files are over
> 5MB in size: '.git/objects/pack/pack-xxx...". I've pruned, repacked, and
> run git gc which reduced the file size from 5.2 to 5.1MB, but I have been
> unable to reduce it further.
> > I'm reaching out to determine if this is an issue, and if so to ask for
> recommendations for solving it. Currently, the only solution I've come up
> with is to rewrite the repository's history using a tool like
> "git-filter-repo", but this is a more drastic action than I would prefer to
> take. I would greatly appreciate any advice on the matter.
> > Thank you,
> > Max McGrath
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