FreeBSD mini-Git Primer

Graham Perrin grahamperrin at
Thu Apr 8 08:14:48 UTC 2021

On 02/03/2021 06:33, Graham Perrin wrote:

Re: Git, shallow clone hashes, commit counts and system/security updates

> On 02/03/2021 05:42, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> Re: Panic after updating from source
>> On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 6:31 PM Michael Sierchio <kudzu at> 
>> wrote:
>> You need to be aware that the shallow clone hash will not include the
>> commit count which will be used in future security updates to make it 
>> easy
>> to check whether your system needs to be updated or not. A full clone 
>> does
>> require more space, but I was surprised at how little extra space it
>> requires. Warner  is updating his git mini-guide to point out this 
>> issue.
>> If you run STABLE, it's a really significant concern. You can convert 
>> the
>> shallow clone to a full one with "git fetch --unshallow". This will take
>> some time to run.
>> -- 
>> Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
>> E-mail: rkoberman at
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> … Thank you, Kevin and Warner.

I see the FreeBSD mini-Git Primer in the November/December 2020 edition 
of the FreeBSD Journal 
(and the review copy that was publicised in September 2020).

For news of a future edition, if any, should I simply watch 


(I have another question about deep and shallow … I'll post separately 
to freebsd-questions …)

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