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From: Alexander Ost <>
Subject: [BUG] `make install' partly ignores `NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS'
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:15:55 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


I tried to install git on a filesystem that does not support hard
links (specifically, on a Linux bind mount).

Despite installing with `make NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS=1 install', the
installation process tries to create hard links, and the installation
fails (a quick workaround is `sed -i git-gui/Makefile -e "s/ln /ln -s

Here's the bugreport:

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Please answer the following questions to help us understand your issue.

What did you do before the bug happened? (Steps to reproduce your issue)
./configure --prefix=/filesystem_without_hardlink_support

What did you expect to happen? (Expected behavior)
Successful installation.

What happened instead? (Actual behavior)
Installation fails with error
  ln: failed to create hard link
‘/filesystem_without_hardlink_support/libexec/git-core/git-citool’ =>
Operation not permitted

What's different between what you expected and what actually happened?
The makefile `git-gui/Makefile' tries to create hard links. This is
not expected when running `make NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS=1 install'

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[System Info]
git version:
git version 2.27.0
cpu: x86_64
no commit associated with this build
sizeof-long: 8
sizeof-size_t: 8
uname: Linux 3.10.0-957.10.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Mar 18 15:06:45 UTC
2019 x86_64
compiler info: gnuc: 4.8
libc info: glibc: 2.17

[Enabled Hooks]
not run from a git repository - no hooks to show

Thanks for checking this!


             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-12  8:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-12  8:15 Alexander Ost [this message]
2020-08-13 21:45 ` Eric Sunshine
2020-08-13 21:52   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-14  8:33     ` Alexander Ost
2020-08-14 15:02     ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2020-08-14 17:26       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-15  1:15         ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2020-08-17 16:40           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-17 17:06             ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh

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