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From: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
To: Daniel Jacques <dnj@google.com>
Cc: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	git@vger.kernel.org, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Subject: Why don't we symlink libexec/git-core/* to bin/git?
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:36:03 +0100
Message-ID: <87y3iwp2z0.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAD1RUU_EuLSo5fPjZe7v3882Tkx2Dymxn619smS-wuoejKyG+w@mail.gmail.com>


On Thu, Mar 08 2018, Daniel Jacques jotted:

>> It would be great to have this rebooted now that my perl cleanup efforts
>> have un-blocked this. Will be happy to help review & test the next
>> iteration.
>
> Yes, I was just thinking the same thing. I wanted to make sure the Perl
> changes had landed, and I'm pleased to see that they have. I should have
> time in the next few days to rebase and put up a new version of the patch
> series. I'll keep you in the loop, and thanks for pinging!

Related to this, I came across this bug report
https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/omnibus-gitlab/issues/3265 which is
wondering why we're installing N copies of the git binary, presumably
they're building with NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS.

Just doing this:

    diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
    index de4b8f0c02..2222319a4f 100644
    --- a/Makefile
    +++ b/Makefile
    @@ -2596,7 +2596,7 @@ endif
              for p in git$X $(filter $(install_bindir_programs),$(ALL_PROGRAMS)); do \
                    $(RM) "$$execdir/$$p" && \
                    test -z "$(NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS)$(NO_CROSS_DIRECTORY_HARDLINKS)" && \
    -               ln "$$bindir/$$p" "$$execdir/$$p" 2>/dev/null || \
    +               ln -s "$$bindir/$$p" "$$execdir/$$p" 2>/dev/null || \
                    cp "$$bindir/$$p" "$$execdir/$$p" || exit; \
              done; \
            } && \

Seems to work for me, although obviously this would need to be optional,
and it'll get in the way of Daniel's patch since it use the absolute
path.

But is there any reason anyone can think of for why we shouldn't be
figuring out the relative path and symlinking the two?

  reply index

Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-03-06 23:34 What's cooking in git.git (Mar 2018, #02; Tue, 6) Junio C Hamano
2018-03-07 12:34 ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-08  9:22   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-08 13:12     ` Daniel Jacques
2018-03-13 12:36       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason [this message]
2018-03-13 18:36         ` Why don't we symlink libexec/git-core/* to bin/git? Junio C Hamano
2018-03-13 19:32           ` Randall S. Becker
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 0/3] Makefile: add a INSTALL_SYMLINKS option Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 1/3] Makefile: fix broken bindir_relative variable Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 2/3] Makefile: add a gitexecdir_relative variable Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 20:39           ` [PATCH 3/3] Makefile: optionally symlink libexec/git-core binaries to bin/git Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-14  7:20             ` Johannes Sixt
2018-03-14 10:14               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-14 17:21                 ` Linus Torvalds
2018-03-15 17:05                   ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-15 17:42                     ` Linus Torvalds
2018-03-16 11:48                       ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-16 12:43                         ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-19 11:34                           ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-19 21:21                             ` Linus Torvalds
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 0/5] stop installing old libexec aliases like "git-init" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-03  1:17                             ` Junio C Hamano
2018-11-05 11:36                               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12 13:33                             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-16 10:38                             ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-16 16:00                               ` Michael Haggerty
2018-11-16 19:22                                 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-17  6:39                                   ` Jeff King
2018-11-22 12:48                                     ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-22 16:06                                       ` Jeff King
2018-11-23 11:19                                         ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 1/5] Makefile: move long inline shell loops in "install" into helper Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-04  1:09                             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-11-12 14:03                             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-12 14:42                               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-12 16:32                                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-11-16 10:32                                   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 2/5] Makefile: conform some of the code to our coding standards Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 3/5] Makefile: stop hiding failures during "install" Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 4/5] Makefile: add NO_INSTALL_SYMLINKS_FALLBACK switch Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-04  1:01                             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-11-02 22:37                           ` [RFC/PATCH 5/5] Makefile: Add a NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES flag Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-11-04  1:04                             ` Eric Sunshine
2018-11-12 14:14                             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-15 17:03               ` [PATCH 3/3] Makefile: optionally symlink libexec/git-core binaries to bin/git Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-14 10:18         ` Why don't we symlink libexec/git-core/* to bin/git? Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-14 16:07           ` Junio C Hamano
2018-03-15 17:16             ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-16 17:29               ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-30  8:59                 ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-03-09  6:15 ` What's cooking in git.git (Mar 2018, #02; Tue, 6) Martin Ågren
2018-03-09  9:54   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-03-09 17:19   ` Junio C Hamano

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