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authorJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2006-10-14 04:28:58 (GMT)
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git-repack: repo.usedeltabaseoffset
When configuration variable `repack.UseDeltaBaseOffset` is set for the repository, the command passes `--delta-base-offset` option to `git-pack-objects`; this typically results in slightly smaller packs, but the generated packs are incompatible with versions of git older than (and including) v1.4.3. We will make it default to true sometime in the future, but not for a while. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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to be applied that many times to get to the necessary object.
+Configuration
+-------------
+
+When configuration variable `repack.UseDeltaBaseOffset` is set
+for the repository, the command passes `--delta-base-offset`
+option to `git-pack-objects`; this typically results in slightly
+smaller packs, but the generated packs are incompatible with
+versions of git older than (and including) v1.4.3; do not set
+the variable in a repository that older version of git needs to
+be able to read (this includes repositories from which packs can
+be copied out over http or rsync, and people who obtained packs
+that way can try to use older git with it).
+
+
Author
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Written by Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>