Using submodules for third_party/

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Jan 12 07:09:09 MST 2015

On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 10:22:40AM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 10:01:31AM +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> > I can think of the following problem: an upstream project changes the url
> > to it's repo. Then you checkout an older samba version after a few year
> > in order
> > to track down a customer bug. And the old samba version still references the
> > old upstream url...
> That's why we need copies on and reference
> only those. Backlevel support is really important.

This seems like something that would be useful regardless of whether/when
we end up using submodules.

I'll set up a script that mirrors the git repositories of the various
third party libraries we use on



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