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From: Tom Rutherford <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: Re: post-checkout hook aborts rebase
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 17:44:16 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Thank you for the response Junio.

For what it's worth, my hook does not make changes to the repo. It's
running a command to check that the installed version of our
dependencies match the version specified in the commit being checked
out, and merely warns if the two don't match (then exits with a
nonzero return code).

For this reason it's been convenient that the hook runs during
rebases, but I find it surprising that the nonzero return code would
impact the rebase.


On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 5:22 PM Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <> writes:
> > ...  If "git rebase" or whatever
> > command wanted to place files and the index into some state by using
> > "git checkout" command, and if the post-checkout hook mucked with
> > the state in such a way that contradicts with what the "git rebase"
> > command wanted them to be in, it is not surprising the hook's behavior
> > broke "git rebase"'s operation.
> Having said all that, I actually think that "rebase" shouldn't be
> invoking "git checkout" (and its equivalent) internally when
> switching to a specific version, in such a way that it would trigger
> any end-user specified hooks and allow them to muck with the working
> tree and the index state.
> I haven't checked the actual implementation of "git rebase" for
> quite some time to be sure, but we have lower-level plumbing
> commands that are not affected by the end-user hooks for exactly
> that kind of "build higher-level commands by synthesis of
> lower-level machinery", and it is very possible that what we are
> looking at is actually a bug that needs to be fixed.  I dunno.
> Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-27  0:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-26 23:10 post-checkout hook aborts rebase Tom Rutherford
2020-08-27  0:13 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-27  0:22   ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-27  0:44     ` Tom Rutherford [this message]
2020-08-27  5:44       ` Chris Torek
2020-08-27 15:51         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-27 19:04           ` Chris Torek
2020-08-27 20:11             ` Elijah Newren
2020-08-27 20:32               ` Chris Torek
2020-09-09  9:43       ` Phillip Wood
2020-09-09 16:07         ` Tom Rutherford
2020-09-11 20:25         ` Philippe Blain
2020-09-12  0:51           ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-27 16:27     ` Elijah Newren
2020-08-27 17:27       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-08-27 17:47         ` Elijah Newren

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