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Re: Git without SSH Server and cygrunsrv

Thank you for the explanation Adam.

Last question: How much more is the workload for maintaining a "splitted

I understand I can contribute with patches but if it would increase the
workload for the maintainers, then I think there's no point in doing it.


On 2017-06-13 17:22, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 05:59:45AM +0200, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>> On 13/06/2017 02:13, mlists wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> how can I install Git without binutils, cygrunsrv, python and OpenSSH
>>> server?
>>> I want to work with remote repositories using clone/pull/push, built
>>> would like to avoid having to install a ton of other things that won't
>>> be used.
>> cygrunsrv is part of the cygwin package.
> This isn't true: cygrunserv is pulled in as an openssh dependency.
>> python is a dependency of git
>>  (due to /usr/libexec/git-core/git-p4)
> I have a vague intention of separating out git-p4 into a separate
> package, primarily so that the core git package doesn't need to require
> python.  However, I haven't got to that work for some time, and it's not
> likely to make it up my priority list any time soon either.  If you know
> you're not going to use git-p4, you can manually skip the python
> dependency selection.
> If you want to avoid having to deselect the python package using the
> (admittedly awkward) setup-*.exe interface, I'd gratefully take patches
> and pull requests for this work, either on this list or on the GitHub
> repository: <>.
>> you don't need the openssh server but you need the client
>> and they are in the same package.
> Likewise, if you know you're not going to need the SSH client (which
> will depend on how you're interacting with the remote repositories), you
> can deselect it at installation time.
> Given (a) openssh is a small package even including all its dependencies
> (totals about 750 kiB by my count) and (b) connecting via SSH is a
> mainline use case for Git, I'm not going to change the Cygwin git
> packages to skip this dependency.  If you really want Git without SSH
> support, you'll need to compile it from source yourself.
> You could try petitioning the OpenSSH maintainer, Corinna, to split the
> package into openssh-client and openssh-server or similar, which would
> reduce some of the dependencies, but for similar reasons I can't imagine
> there's much appitite for that.
>> If you are programming you need binutils anyway.
> Likely true.  In any case, binutils is currently being pulled in via the
> python package and git-p4, so as soon as I / someone does the work to
> split git-p4 out into a separate package, binutils will stop being a
> dependency of the core git package.
> Adam
> (Your local friendly Cygwin Git maintainer)
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