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From: "SZEDER Gábor" <szeder.dev@gmail.com>
To: Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget <gitgitgadget@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 12:45:37 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200903104537.GA27325@szeder.dev> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <99a53284925315995e30d417cb58dfb176b036ed.1598443012.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com>

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 11:56:52AM +0000, Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget wrote:
> From: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
> 
> Originally, all of Git's subcommands were implemented in their own
> executable/script, using the naming scheme `git-<command-name>`. When
> more and more functionality was turned into built-in commands (i.e. the
> `git` executable could run them without spawning a separate process),
> for backwards-compatibility, we hard-link the `git` executable to
> `git-<built-in>` for every built-in.
> 
> This backwards-compatibility was needed to support scripts that called
> the dashed form, even if we deprecated that a _long_ time ago.
> 
> For that reason, we just introduced a Makefile knob to skip linking
> them. To make sure that this keeps working, teach the CI
> (and PR) builds to skip generating those hard-links.
> 
> This is actually not such a big change: e4597aae6590 (run test suite
> without dashed git-commands in PATH, 2009-12-02) made sure that our test
> suite does not require dashed commands. With this Makefile knob, the
> commitment is just a little stronger (running tests with `--with-dashes`
> would _still_ not see the dashed form of the built-ins).
> 
> There is a subtle change in behavior with this patch, though: as we no
> longer even _build_ the dashed executables, running the test suite would
> fail if any of Git's scripted commands (e.g. `git-request-pull`) still
> This would have succeeded previously (and would have been unintentional,
> of course) because `bin-wrappers/git` sets `GIT_EXEC_PATH` to the
> top-level directory (which would still have contained, say,
> `git-rev-parse`).
> 
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
> ---
>  ci/run-build-and-tests.sh | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/ci/run-build-and-tests.sh b/ci/run-build-and-tests.sh
> index 6c27b886b8..1df9402c3b 100755
> --- a/ci/run-build-and-tests.sh
> +++ b/ci/run-build-and-tests.sh
> @@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ windows*) cmd //c mklink //j t\\.prove "$(cygpath -aw "$cache_dir/.prove")";;
>  *) ln -s "$cache_dir/.prove" t/.prove;;
>  esac
>  
> -make
> +make SKIP_DASHED_BUILT_INS=YesPlease

Please make sure that this Makefile knob is set in all jobs building
and testing Git, or justify in the commit message why it isn't.

>  case "$jobname" in
>  linux-gcc)
>  	make test
> -- 
> gitgitgadget

  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-03 10:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 50+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-17  9:07 [PATCH 0/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  4:55 ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 18:02   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 12:47     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-24 18:42       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-25  8:07         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-25 16:03           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-17  9:07 ` [PATCH 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  9:24   ` Jeff King
2020-08-17  5:51     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 21:37       ` Jeff King
2020-08-18  6:17         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  9:07 ` [PATCH 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 18:19   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 14:58     ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17  9:07 ` [PATCH 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-17 18:26   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 15:37 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 15:37   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 15:37   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 19:02     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-25  8:20       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-24 15:38   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-24 19:06     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-25  8:30       ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-25 13:47     ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-08-25 15:42       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26  4:19         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-08-26 16:13           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26 16:24             ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-02  7:06             ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-02 20:50               ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-27  8:30           ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-08-24 18:55   ` [PATCH v2 0/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Junio C Hamano
2020-08-24 19:03     ` Jeff King
2020-08-24 19:51       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26 11:56   ` [PATCH v3 " Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-26 11:56     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-26 11:56     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-08-26 16:20       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-26 11:56     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-03 10:45       ` SZEDER Gábor [this message]
2020-09-08 11:32         ` Johannes Schindelin
2020-09-08 11:48           ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-09-08 17:18           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-09-21 22:28     ` [PATCH v4 0/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:28       ` [PATCH v4 1/3] msvc: copy the correct `.pdb` files in the Makefile target `install` Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:28       ` [PATCH v4 2/3] Optionally skip linking/copying the built-ins Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:28       ` [PATCH v4 3/3] ci: stop linking built-ins to the dashed versions Johannes Schindelin via GitGitGadget
2020-09-21 22:53         ` Junio C Hamano

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