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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: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:36:31 -0700
Message-ID: <xmqqfu533jrk.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87y3iwp2z0.fsf@evledraar.gmail.com>

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

> Related to this, I came across this bug report
> https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/omnibus-gitlab/issues/3265 which is
> wondering why we're installing N copies of the git binary, presumably
> they're building with NO_INSTALL_HARDLINKS.
> ...
> But is there any reason anyone can think of for why we shouldn't be
> figuring out the relative path and symlinking the two?


There is no fundamental reason not to offer such an "install" method
as an option; unless you count a more philosophical aversion to use
symlinks due to (perceived) additional fragility, that is.

The resulting code may become messier than without, but as long as
it is without the reasonable range for usual price we would pay for
a new "feature", that would be tolerable, I guess.

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Thread overview: 28+ 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 [this message]
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
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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