Question: Convert source tarball to GIT repository

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at
Fri Oct 20 15:00:41 CDT 2006

On 10/20/06, Mike McCormack <mike at> wrote:
> Matthew Kehrer wrote:
> > Is there a way I can convert a source tarball I download to a local GIT
> > repository?
> Not really.
> > I have dial-up a home, but I know of a place where I can bring my flash
> > drive and use it to get the tarball as GIT does not have resume support.
> >
> > Is this possible?
> It a 20Mb Git archive any better?  I'll consider maintaining a Git
> archive without the history before wine-0.9.23 if that would make it
> easier for people with modems.
> Mike

Speaking of which, is there any tarball I can use to make a local GIT
repository? My internet access is extremely limited, anything not port
80 http gets firewalled, and it's a modem too. I need to do some
regression testing with very old wine versions, so GIT is a must.

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