Fixed. The problem is the default checkout branch of the
repository was not set to master branch, I cannot see any reason
to follow it either.
On 16:17 Fri 04/06/12 Apr , Andreas Tille wrote:
> Subject: Git repositories without master tag
> I tried to fetch all machine readable files from certain repositories
> (relevant for Blends) and I followed the approach to cd into a Git
> repository and doing for instance:
> git show HEAD:debian/changelog
> there. This works in the most cases with some exceptions. One of it
> is for instance cernlib and when I do
> git clone git://git.debian.org/git/debian-science/packages/cernlib.git
> I see the reason. The checkout dir does not show a debian/ directory
> and I need to checkout a certain tag "debian/*" before this dir becomes
> visible. I do not know whether it is a strong requirement but wouldn't
> it be more comfortable to have a master tag which presents the latest
> state of packaging more easily.
> Could you either fix these repositories or just give me a hint how I can
> easily fetch the latest changelog, control, copyright and upstream files
> without cloning the whole repository?
> Kind regards
> http://fam-tille.de >
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