Shallow src users, a note

If you follow the upgrade instructions in my 5.8 update post, there is one ‘gotcha’.   If your copy of /usr/src was downloaded using “make src-create-shallow”, you will not have any git history – or any branches other than 5.6.

The easy, cheesy way to fix it is to remove /usr/src, then type “make src-create” in /usr, and proceed from there.  There’s probably a way to edit in the other branches, but I haven’t tried it yet.  I’m counseling the brute force method for now.

One Reply to “Shallow src users, a note”

  1. Aaron LI says:

    Pierre-Alain TORET suggested an easier way to solve this:

    git fetch –unshallow
    git config remote.origin.fetch “+refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*”


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