Bug 1298200 - RFE: enhance how 'ostree' retrieves the commit history from a remote
RFE: enhance how 'ostree' retrieves the commit history from a remote
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ostree (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Colin Walters
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-01-13 08:24 EST by Micah Abbott
Modified: 2016-12-20 12:50 EST (History)
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Description Micah Abbott 2016-01-13 08:24:17 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                          
commit ec85fba1bf789268d5fe954aac09e6bd58f718e47a2fcb18bf25073b396e695d
Date:  2015-11-10 16:11:46 +0000
Version: 7.2

commit 23d96474f6775c27cf258e9872330b23f20e80ff4e0b61426debd00ca11a953f
Date:  2015-10-30 18:07:50 +0000
Version: 7.1.6

commit 8060f80ffd480b3806c83dd36c2ec6023384716572cf07037eaf49a781c2cd29
Date:  2015-09-11 18:33:12 +0000
Version: 7.1.5

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)
Comment 1 Colin Walters 2016-01-27 09:44:31 EST
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.
Comment 2 Micah Abbott 2016-10-19 10:22:54 EDT
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