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From: Jeff King <>
Cc: Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/2] t5410: use longer path for sample script
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 03:37:06 -0400
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

t5410 creates a sample script "alternate-refs", and sets
core.alternateRefsCommand to just "alternate-refs". That
shouldn't work, as "." is not in our $PATH, and so we should
not find it.

However, due to a bug in run-command.c, we sometimes find it
anyway! Even more confusing, this bug is only in the
fork-based version of run-command. So the test passes on
Linux (etc), but fails on Windows.

In preparation for fixing the run-command bug, let's use a
more complete path here.

Reported-by: Johannes Schindelin <>
Signed-off-by: Jeff King <>
 t/ | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 457c20c2a5..f00d0da860 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ test_expect_success 'with core.alternateRefsCommand' '
 			--format="%(objectname)" \
-	test_config -C fork core.alternateRefsCommand alternate-refs &&
+	test_config -C fork core.alternateRefsCommand ./alternate-refs &&
 	git rev-parse public/branch >expect &&
 	printf "0000" | git receive-pack fork >actual &&
 	extract_haves <actual >actual.haves &&

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-10-24  7:36 [PATCH 0/2] run-command: fix Unix PATH lookup Jeff King
2018-10-24  7:37 ` Jeff King [this message]
2018-10-24  8:53   ` [PATCH 1/2] t5410: use longer path for sample script Johannes Schindelin
2018-10-25  1:15     ` Junio C Hamano
2018-10-24  7:38 ` [PATCH 2/2] run-command: mark path lookup errors with ENOENT Jeff King
2018-10-24  9:01   ` Johannes Schindelin
2018-10-24  9:16     ` Jeff King
2018-10-24  9:25       ` Johannes Schindelin

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