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Git --depth failed installs #1046

nparley opened this Issue Jan 25, 2016 · 2 comments


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nparley commented Jan 25, 2016

If a repo is cloned with git --depth e.g.

git clone --depth=50 /tmp/devtools/


> sha <- git2r::commits(r, n = 1)
> sha

is returning an empty list hence:

> r <- git2r::repository('.', discover = TRUE)
> sha <- git2r::commits(r, n = 1)[[1]]@sha
Error in git2r::commits(r, n = 1)[[1]] : subscript out of bounds

I have added this as an issue for git2r (ropensci/git2r#219) but maybe it is worth catching this and not failing an install on a metadata problem? E.g.:

> install()
** R
** inst
** tests
** preparing package for lazy loading
** help
*** installing help indices
** building package indices
** installing vignettes
** testing if installed package can be loaded
* DONE (devtools)
Error in git2r::commits(r, n = 1)[[1]] : subscript out of bounds
> traceback()
4: git_sha1(path = x$path)
3: remote_metadata.package(as.package(pkg))
2: remote_metadata(as.package(pkg))
1: install()

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nparley commented Jan 26, 2016

Created #1048 to fix this problem

nparley added a commit to nparley/devtools that referenced this issue Feb 8, 2016

git_sha1() Fix fetching the latest git commit so that it also works for
shallow git clones, i.e. git clones which make use of depth. (r-lib#1048, r-lib#1046, @nparley)

@hadley hadley closed this in #1048 Apr 11, 2016


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