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git-filter-repo: add package to git-and-tools #80028

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@siriobalmelli siriobalmelli commented Feb 13, 2020

This is a platform-agnostic tool to handle git history rewriting.
It is recommended as a replacement for git-filter-branch in
the official Git docs: https://git-scm.com/docs/git-filter-branch/en

Signed-off-by: Sirio Balmelli sirio@b-ad.ch

Motivation for this change

Needed git-filter-repo as a replacement for bfg on macOS and Linux

Things done
  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS linux)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nixpkgs-review --run "nixpkgs-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Ensured that relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits CONTRIBUTING.md.
This is a platform-agnostic tool to handle git history rewriting.
It is recommended as a replacement for git-filter-branch in
the official Git docs: https://git-scm.com/docs/git-filter-branch/en

Signed-off-by: Sirio Balmelli <sirio@b-ad.ch>
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@marsam marsam commented Feb 14, 2020

duplicated of #77418

@marsam marsam closed this Feb 16, 2020
@siriobalmelli siriobalmelli deleted the siriobalmelli-foss:add/git-filter-repo branch Feb 22, 2020
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