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From: Eric Sunshine <>
To: Alexander Ost <>
Cc: Git List <>
Subject: Re: [BUG] `make install' partly ignores `NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS'
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 17:45:38 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 4:16 AM Alexander Ost <> wrote:
> 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
> /g"').
> make NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS=1 install
> ln: failed to create hard link
> ‘/filesystem_without_hardlink_support/libexec/git-core/git-citool’ =>
> ‘/filesystem_without_hardlink_support/libexec/git-core/git-gui’:
> Operation not permitted

Indeed, it appears that the git-gui Makefile does not respect
NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS. The git-gui project is maintained and developed
outside of the Git project (even though it gets bundled with Git), so
it has its own issue tracker. It would probably be best to re-submit
this bug report there:


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-13 21:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-12  8:15 Alexander Ost
2020-08-13 21:45 ` Eric Sunshine [this message]
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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