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From: Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>
To: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason  <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>,
	Daniel Jacques <dnj@google.com>,
	Steffen Prohaska <prohaska@zib.de>,
	John Keeping <john@keeping.me.uk>, Stan Hu <stanhu@gmail.com>,
	Richard Clamp <richardc@unixbeard.net>, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Subject: Re: [RFC/PATCH 5/5] Makefile: Add a NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES flag
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:14:03 +0100 (STD)
Message-ID: <nycvar.QRO.7.76.6.1811121511500.39@tvgsbejvaqbjf.bet> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20181102223743.4331-6-avarab@gmail.com>

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Hi Ævar,

On Fri, 2 Nov 2018, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:

> Back when git was initially written the likes of "git-add", "git-init"
> etc. were installed in the user's $PATH. A few years later everything,
> with a few exceptions like git-upload-pack and git-receive-pack, was
> expected to be invoked as "git $cmd".
> 
> Now something like a decade later we're still installing these old
> commands in gitexecdir. This is so someone with a shellscript that
> still targets e.g. "git-init" can add $(git --exec-path) to their
> $PATH and not have to change their script.
> 
> Let's add an option to break this backwards compatibility. Now with
> NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES=YesPlease there's only 3 programs
> in the bindir that are hardlinked to "git" (receive-pack,
> upload-archive & upload-pack), and 3 in the
> gitexecdir (git-remote-{ftp,ftps,https} linked to git-remote-http).
> 
> There's no cross-directory links anymore, so the
> "NO_CROSS_DIRECTORY_HARDLINKS" flag becomes redundant under this new
> option.
> 
> 1. https://public-inbox.org/git/87woyfdkoi.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com/
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
> ---

I like the idea.

With my suggested refactoring that avoids the non-DRY code, this patch
would also become much simpler (as would 2/5 -- 4/5).

However, I would not call these "aliases". That's just confusing. Maybe
NO_INSTALL_DASHED_BUILTINS would be better? It certainly would not have
confused me.

Ciao,
Dscho

>  Makefile         |  8 ++++++++
>  install_programs | 36 +++++++++++++++++++++---------------
>  2 files changed, 29 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> index 07c8b74353..a849a7b6d1 100644
> --- a/Makefile
> +++ b/Makefile
> @@ -346,6 +346,13 @@ all::
>  # INSTALL_SYMLINKS if you'd prefer not to have the install procedure
>  # fallack on hardlinking or copying if "ln -s" fails.
>  #
> +# Define NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES if you'd like to skip
> +# installing legacy such as "git-init" and "git-add" in the
> +# gitexecdir. Unless you're on a system where "which git-init" is
> +# expected to returns something set this. Users have been expected to
> +# use the likes of "git init" for ages now, these programs were only
> +# provided for legacy compatibility.
> +#
>  # Define NO_CROSS_DIRECTORY_HARDLINKS if you plan to distribute the installed
>  # programs as a tar, where bin/ and libexec/ might be on different file systems.
>  #
> @@ -2823,6 +2830,7 @@ endif
>  		--flag-no-install-hardlinks="$(NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS)" \
>  		--flag-no-cross-directory-hardlinks="$(NO_CROSS_DIRECTORY_HARDLINKS)" \
>  		--flag-no-install-symlinks-fallback="$(NO_INSTALL_SYMLINKS_FALLBACK)" \
> +		--flag-no-install-builtin-execdir-aliases="$(NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES)" \
>  		--list-bindir-standalone="git$X $(filter $(install_bindir_programs),$(ALL_PROGRAMS))" \
>  		--list-bindir-git-dashed="$(filter $(install_bindir_programs),$(BUILT_INS))" \
>  		--list-execdir-git-dashed="$(BUILT_INS)" \
> diff --git a/install_programs b/install_programs
> index 51e08019dd..8d89cd9984 100755
> --- a/install_programs
> +++ b/install_programs
> @@ -33,6 +33,9 @@ do
>  	--flag-no-install-symlinks-fallback=*)
>  		NO_INSTALL_SYMLINKS_FALLBACK="${1#--flag-no-install-symlinks-fallback=}"
>  		;;
> +	--flag-no-install-builtin-execdir-aliases=*)
> +		NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES="${1#--flag-no-install-builtin-execdir-aliases=}"
> +		;;
>  	--list-bindir-standalone=*)
>  		list_bindir_standalone="${1#--list-bindir-standalone=}"
>  		;;
> @@ -54,7 +57,7 @@ do
>  	shift
>  done &&
>  
> -if test "$bindir/" != "$execdir/"
> +if test "$bindir/" != "$execdir/" -a -z "$NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES"
>  then
>  	for p in $list_bindir_standalone; do
>  		$RM "$execdir/$p" &&
> @@ -87,20 +90,23 @@ do
>  	fi
>  done &&
>  
> -for p in $list_execdir_git_dashed; do
> -	$RM "$execdir/$p" &&
> -	if test -n "$INSTALL_SYMLINKS" -a -n "$NO_INSTALL_SYMLINKS_FALLBACK"
> -	then
> -		ln -s "$destdir_from_execdir/$bindir_relative/git$X" "$execdir/$p"
> -	else
> -		test -n "$INSTALL_SYMLINKS" &&
> -		ln -s "$destdir_from_execdir/$bindir_relative/git$X" "$execdir/$p" ||
> -		{ test -z "$NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS" &&
> -		  ln "$execdir/git$X" "$execdir/$p" ||
> -		  ln -s "git$X" "$execdir/$p" ||
> -		  cp "$execdir/git$X" "$execdir/$p" || exit; }
> -	fi
> -done &&
> +if test -z "$NO_INSTALL_BUILTIN_EXECDIR_ALIASES"
> +then
> +	for p in $list_execdir_git_dashed; do
> +		$RM "$execdir/$p" &&
> +		if test -n "$INSTALL_SYMLINKS" -a -n "$NO_INSTALL_SYMLINKS_FALLBACK"
> +		then
> +			ln -s "$destdir_from_execdir/$bindir_relative/git$X" "$execdir/$p"
> +		else
> +			test -n "$INSTALL_SYMLINKS" &&
> +			ln -s "$destdir_from_execdir/$bindir_relative/git$X" "$execdir/$p" ||
> +			{ test -z "$NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS" &&
> +			  ln "$execdir/git$X" "$execdir/$p" ||
> +			  ln -s "git$X" "$execdir/$p" ||
> +			  cp "$execdir/git$X" "$execdir/$p" || exit; }
> +		fi
> +	done
> +fi &&
>  
>  for p in $list_execdir_curl_aliases; do
>  	$RM "$execdir/$p" &&
> -- 
> 2.19.1.930.g4563a0d9d0
> 
> 

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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       ` Why don't we symlink libexec/git-core/* to bin/git? Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2018-03-13 18:36         ` 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 [this message]
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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