Talk:VCS package guidelines
https:// vs git://
Could we consider a guideline to use firewall-friendly protocols when possible (e.g. https://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib.git instead of git://github.com/matplotlib/matplotlib.git)? --Mitch feaster 14:34, 15 November 2011 (EST)
Updating a CVS repo
- CVS is not supported in pacman 4.1 like the other VCS tools. You will need to update pkgver manually until CVS support is added.
- -- Jstjohn (talk) 22:44, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
The #fragment part of the VCS source URL has a different meaning for each type of VCS. This can be confusing for people, especially when they are trying to checkout a specific branch or tag. Examples would reduce the chance for confusion a lot.
fictional examples for git and svn (don't have experience with bzr or HG)
check out branch git_test of git://myproject.com into folder my_git_code :
Check out branch svn_test of svn://myproject.com into folder my_svn_code :