[fpc-pascal] Forking the GitLab FPC Source repository

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon May 1 21:07:53 CEST 2023

On 4/30/23 15:59, Michael Van Canneyt via fpc-pascal wrote:
> One possible reason is that the repo is simply too big: it has 26 years of
> commits.

I can't imagine that being the reason. I just did a fresh clone, and it
was just over 200MB download, and the commit count on the main branch is
less than 70k.

> git rev-list --count main

I've seen repos way larger (megabytes) and with vastly more commits -
nearing 500k. There were no problems with those repos.
The number of branches will also not make much of a difference -
branching is cheap in Git.

I guess the question is more, how did the OP try to clone the repo?

 - via Github web interface as a logged-in user
 - directly to local PC, then the questions are:
   - what is your internet download speed
   - do you have a firewall interfering with traffic
   - did you use the HTTP protocol or GIT+SSH protocol
 - Can the OP post the exact clone command and error output


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