How to use Repo and how to set up Windows Subsystem for Linux (Ubuntu 20.04).
June 04, 2020
The usage of Repo is organized. I’m going to try it out on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
I tried to run it on Linux on VirtualBox for the first time in a long time, but AMD-V and Hyper-V seemed to conflict with each other, and I couldn’t boot the VM.
So I decided to use Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) rather than disabling Hyper-V.
So I’ll explain how to use Repo on WSL here.
Repo is a tool for managing multiple Git repositories and is used in Android OS development.
First, set up WSL.
Enable Windows Subsystem for Linux under “Enable or Disable Windows Features.”
Then search for and install Ubuntu in the Microsoft Store. I installed Ubuntu 20.04.
When Ubuntu is ready to be installed, the terminal will open and you can update it.
sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get updgrade
Git is pre-installed, so you can just set it up.
git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"git config --global user.name "username"
I’ll also install a python and create a symbolic link for the repo.
sudo apt install python3 python3-pip -ysudo pip3 install pip -Usudo ln -s /usr/bin/python3 python
Install Repo. Google to get it.
curl https://storage.googleapis.com/git-repo-downloads/repo > ~/bin/repochmod a+x ~/bin/repo
The following repository is used to illustrate this. It contains only the manifest xml file and the markdown file needed for the repo.
Let’s assume that the directory structure is as follows Assume that dir_a, dir_b, and dir_c are maintained in separate git repositories.
.├── dir_a/│ └── dir_c/└── dir_b/
The above directories and their corresponding git repositories are as follows
- repo-test-a Repository of projects under dir_a
- repo-test-b Repository of projects under dir_b
- repo-test-c Repository of projects under dira/dir_c
You can use Repo to perform operations on these git repositories/directories across the board.
Repo uses manifest to manage your git repository and directories, and this manifest is also managed by your Git repository. And the manifest is also managed by a Git repository. The name of this repository is as follows
- repo-test-manifest For managing the manifest in Repo
manifest is an xml file, which in this case is described as follows
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><manifest><remote name="origin"fetch="https://email@example.com"/><default revision="master"remote="origin" /><project path="dir_a"name="Gan0803/repo-test-a"/><project path="dir_b"name="Gan0803/repo-test-b"/><project path="dir_b/dir_c"name="Gan0803/repo-test-c"/></manifest>
- The name of the remote is the name of the remote repository and the fetch is the information of the target server.
- The default revision is the master branch and the remote is the origin (you should set the git remote set origin in advance). (You can use git remote set origin beforehand)
- The path of the project is the directory where the repository is located, and the name is the repository. If you don’t specify remote etc. here, default is used.
See repo’s web page for details of the format.
You will actually get the source code from multiple repositories with Repo and extract it to a local directory.
First of all, you need to run repo init with your manifest. This command gets the manifest of Repo from Git repository and initializes the directory for repo.
mkdir ~/repo-testcd ~/repo-testrepo init -u firstname.lastname@example.org:gan0803/repo-test-manifest.git
If you want to check your own repository, make sure you have configured the ~/.ssh directory in advance to allow git commands to run in your environment.
Next, retrieve the source code from the repository based on the manifest you got.
If the repo sync stops asking for your private key password in the middle of a repo sync, you can ssh-add it.
If the repo sync succeeds, the repository contents will be extracted to the specified directory, as described in the manifest. If you check it, it should look like this
~/repo-test├── dir_a│ ├── [files]│ └── dir_c│ └── [files]└── dir_b└── [files]
Each directory is just a git clone, so you can do things like git commit, git push, etc. in each directory as usual.
There are many more commands in repo than just a sync. You can diff multiple repositories, and you can run shell commands on multiple repositories. Check out the [Repo command reference] (https://source.android.com/setup/develop/repo) for a brief description.
Oops…it seems to work on Windows as well. https://gerrit.googlesource.com/git-repo/+/refs/heads/master/docs/windows.md