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From: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
To: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
Cc: Daniel Jacques <dnj@google.com>,
	Johannes Schindelin <Johannes.Schindelin@gmx.de>,
	git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Why don't we symlink libexec/git-core/* to bin/git?
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:07:58 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqq37121vz5.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87woyfdkoi.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com>

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com> writes:

> Is the only reason we're still installing these binaries like git-add in
> libexec for compatibility with some old installation where that was
> added to the $PATH, shouldn't we (and I can write this patch) also have
> a toggle for "I want the modern install method" which would not install
> any of these binaries like git-add at all?
>
> Then the libexec/ dir would only contain things that we really do need
> the bin/git to dispatch to, like git-svn, git-bisect etc.

Removing them by default was proposed and failed; see this thread
for example:

  https://public-inbox.org/git/7vr68b8q9p.fsf@gitster.siamese.dyndns.org/#t

If a packager ships Git without these copies in libexec, that is not
the Git that promised users that prepending the $(git --exec-path)
aka GIT_EXEC_PATH to your $PATH is a valid way to preserve their
older script.

I do not think anybody actually minds to have an option to omit them
as long as the users understand the consequence (i.e. old promises
broken) and know they are not affected (i.e. they do not have
scripts that rely on the old promise).

  reply index

Thread overview: 29+ 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
2018-03-15 17:03               ` 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 [this message]
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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