[FFmpeg-devel] snapshots differ from git clone

Timothy Gu timothygu99 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 01:41:09 EEST 2016

On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 3:10 PM Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Le sextidi 16 thermidor, an CCXXIV, Jan Ehrhardt a écrit :
> > Because it is faster to download a snapshot and extract it than
> > doing a git clone
> I suggest you consider doing a shallow clone (--depth 1). It should take
> roughly the same time as getting and unpacking a snapshot. IIRC, one of the
> minor perks of doing that is that the version script will give a more
> useful
> version tag.

At least here, Git is still slower. In addition, https://git.ffmpeg.org
doesn't seem to support --depth.

$ time curl https://www.ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-snapshot.tar.bz2 | tar
-jxf -
real 0m10.331s
user 0m2.272s
sys 0m0.312s
$ git clone --depth=1 https://git.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.git ffmpeg2
Cloning into 'ffmpeg2'...
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
fatal: protocol error: bad pack header
$ time git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/FFmpeg/FFmpeg.git ffmpeg2
real 0m17.540s
user 0m1.308s
sys 0m0.308s


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