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From: Eric Sunshine <>
To: "SZEDER Gábor" <>
Cc: Git List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [RFC] travis-ci: remove bogus 'pyenv' in the Linux jobs
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:23:25 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 12:12 PM SZEDER Gábor <> wrote:
> In our test suite, when 'git p4' invokes a Git command as a
> subprocesses, then it should run the 'git' binary we are testing.
> Unfortunately, this is not the case in the 'linux-clang' and
> 'linux-gcc' jobs on Travis CI, where 'git p4' runs the system
> '/usr/bin/git' instead.
> Travis CI's default Linux image includes 'pyenv', and all Python
> invocations that involve PATH lookup go through 'pyenv', e.g. our
> 'PYTHON_PATH=$(which python3)' sets '/opt/pyenv/shims/python3' as
> PYTHON_PATH, which in turn will invoke '/usr/bin/python3'.  Alas, the
> 'pyenv' version included in this image is buggy, and prepends the
> directory containing the Python binary to PATH even if that is a
> system directory already in PATH near the end.  Consequently, 'git p4'
> in those jobs ends up with its PATH starting with '/usr/bin', and then
> runs '/usr/bin/git'.
> So remove 'pyenv' in Travis CI's Linux jobs to prevet it from


> interfering with our 'git p4' tests.
> diff --git a/ci/ b/ci/
> @@ -36,6 +36,14 @@ linux-clang|linux-gcc)
> +
> +       if test true = "$TRAVIS" &&
> +          pyenv_root=$(pyenv root)
> +       then
> +               # pyenv in Travis CI's current default (xenial) Linux
> +               # image messes up PATH for 'git p4'.

I wonder if this comment should give more precise detail about exactly
how it "messes up" PATH.

> +               sudo rm -rf "$pyenv_root"
> +       fi

  reply	other threads:[~2020-07-21 16:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-21 16:12 [PATCH] [RFC] travis-ci: remove bogus 'pyenv' in the Linux jobs SZEDER Gábor
2020-07-21 16:23 ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
2020-07-21 20:34 ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-23 21:38   ` [PATCH v2] ci: use absolute PYTHON_PATH " SZEDER Gábor
2020-07-23 22:31     ` Junio C Hamano
2020-07-24 13:58       ` SZEDER Gábor
2020-07-21 22:20 ` [PATCH] [RFC] travis-ci: remove bogus 'pyenv' " brian m. carlson

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