Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1298200
RFE: enhance how 'ostree' retrieves the commit history from a remote
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:50:35 EST
With the introduction of the 'rpm-ostree depoy' command, it is important that the end user has access to the available commit history on the remote. The current approach is to use a command like this to retrieve the commit history:
# ostree pull --depth=-1 --commit-metadata-only rhel-atomic-host-ostree:rhel-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard
...and then you use 'ostree log <ref>' to list the available commits/versions on the remote:
# ostree log rhel-atomic-host/7/x86_64/standard
Date: 2015-11-10 16:11:46 +0000
Date: 2015-10-30 18:07:50 +0000
Date: 2015-09-11 18:33:12 +0000
While this is mostly straight-forward, I believe the workflow could be improved to be more user friendly.
Some options that were discussed on #atomic were:
* enhance 'ostree log' to automatically retrieve the commit history from the remote if only 1 commit is available locally
* introduce a new subcommand 'ostree remote log' which would retrieve the commit history from the remote
* perhaps introduce an new option to either above idea that would limit the amount of commits to retrieve (i.e. --num-commits X)
Yeah, though another option is to find the commit IDs (and version numbers) from a website.
I'm willing to think about all any of those client-side options though.
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