Re: Upstream branch naming changes breaking source mirrors
On 7/7/20 7:42 PM, Richard Purdie wrote:
A number of upstream git repos we build from are transitioning "master" branches to "main" branches. They're doing this and removing the old name.
Yes, we've met the same issue twice,
iso-codes: switch upstream branch master -> main
libmodulemd: switch branch master -> main
Ideally, we could support both of master and main as default branch,
if any of them exist, it should work, but the affect of the fix
is overall, we need to consider git, gitsm, lfs.
The scale of the problem this causes us is only just becoming apparent. iso-codes did this, I tested a patch to update master-next. Everything was fine until I did this as DL_DIR has "master" in it. After I tested the change in master-next, the new main branch was added to DL_DIR and the old master branch was removed. This broke master which now no longer had the correct source in the mirror or from upstream. It will have also broken dunfell and perhaps a number of other releases. Those do have sources from the release period we could use but they're not configured to fall back to them at present (they probably should be?). I suspect this is going to be a growing trend so we're going to have to adapt our mirroring to cope better with this, perhaps by not removing any branches/heads, only every updating/changing. I wanted to give people a heads up that this is going to be an increasing problem. Cheers, Richard