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From: Christian Couder <>
To: Matheus Tavares <>
Cc: "Junio C Hamano" <>, git <>,
	"Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] t2080: fix cp invocation to copy symlinks instead of following them
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 09:25:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Just a few nits that you can take into account if you reroll the patch
for another reason, but I am not sure they are worth rerolling by

On Thu, May 27, 2021 at 3:27 AM Matheus Tavares
<> wrote:
> t2080 makes a few copies of a test repository and later performs a
> branch switch on each one of the copies to verify that parallel checkout
> and sequential checkout produce the same results. However, the
> repository is copied with `cp -R` which, on some systems, defaults to
> following symlinks on the directory hierarchy and copying their target
> files instead of copying the symlinks themselves. AIX is one example of
> system where this happens. Because the symlinks are not preserved, the
> copied repositories have paths that do not match what is in the index,
> causing git to abort the checkout operation that we want to test. This


> makes the test fail on these systems.
> Fix this by copying the repository with the POSIX flag '-P', which
> forces cp to copy the symlinks instead of following them. Note that we
> already use this flag for other cp invocations in our test suite (see
> t7001).

Maybe you could mention 00764ca10e (test: fix t7001 cp to use POSIX
options, 2014-04-11) that also fixed t7001 in a similar way.

> With this change, t2080 now passes on AIX.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-27  7:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-26 23:58 Matheus Tavares
2021-05-27  7:25 ` Christian Couder [this message]
2021-05-27 12:51 ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-31 14:01   ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-31 16:09     ` Matheus Tavares
2021-05-31 20:41       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-02  1:36     ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-06-02 10:50       ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-02 11:14         ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-06-02 11:22         ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-06-02 13:36           ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-06-02 13:50             ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-06-03 12:34               ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-06-02 19:13             ` UTF-BOM was: [PATCH] t2080: fix cp invocation Torsten Bögershausen
2021-06-03  0:07         ` [PATCH] t2080: fix cp invocation to copy symlinks instead of following them brian m. carlson

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