Yesterday I was reading Create a GitHub mirror and decided to try the git-pijul tool that is on the Nest.
Unfortunately, that one wouldn’t build (says it needed cmake), but I found a link to a fork in a discussion there. That one worked, and so I decided to try converting a large repo: https://github.com/ClassicPress/ClassicPress
I started it almost 24 hours ago, and it is still running.
It is chugging along though.
But the output is alarming, and I don’t think it is sustainable.
The .git folder has
262 items, totalling 125.3 MB.
The .pijul folder (which isn’t done yet) has
27822 items, totalling 1.3 GB. The pristine/db is 1.1 GB.
This is not something that I could easily branch or send to my colleague, or anything.
I know that Pijul saves a little more information, but at what cost?
Is this being changed in the rewrite? Or is there a problem with the conversion tool?