[erlang-questions] Turning rebar into a package manager

Tim Watson <>
Tue Oct 23 12:56:24 CEST 2012


Dude - long time no speak! :)

That doesn't work when the repository is hosted on github - sadly they have disabled support for `git archive --remote` presumably because it interferes with gathering download statistics for repositories.

Cheers,
T

On 23 Oct 2012, at 11:20, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Fred Hebert <> wrote:
>>> For anyone interested, there's been an interesting blog post on the topic of
>>> package managers written at
>>> http://hyperthunk.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/does-erlangotp-need-a-new-package-management-solution/
>> 
>> That's very interesting. Thanks for the reference
>> 
>> I got to thinking a bit more. ...
>> 
>> The above link has an example command
>> 
>>> git fetch-pack --include-tag -v :hyperthunk/gitfoo.git
>>> refs/tags/lager-0.9.4
>> 
>> This appears to fetch a tagged tree without all all other versions -
>> just what I wanted
> 
> You can also use "git-archive --remote=<repo>":
> http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-archive.html
> $ git archive --remote=git://repo.or.cz/cgit.git --prefix=cgit-0.9.3/ \
> -o cgit-0.9.3.tar.gz v0.9.0.3
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