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authorJeff King <>2013-03-25 20:23:59 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-03-27 20:47:15 (GMT)
commit0aac7bb287645dd72ad8ad6b805128b8ff7f111f (patch)
parent0e15ad9b730a1516f8a786523266707c4d26f5ab (diff)
clone: die on errors from unpack_trees
When clone is populating the working tree, it ignores the return status from unpack_trees; this means we may report a successful clone, even when the checkout fails. When checkout fails, we may want to leave the $GIT_DIR in place, as it might be possible to recover the data through further use of "git checkout" (e.g., if the checkout failed due to a transient error, disk full, etc). However, we already die on a number of other checkout-related errors, so this patch follows that pattern. In addition to marking a now-passing test, we need to adjust t5710, which blindly assumed it could make bogus clones of very deep alternates hierarchies. By using "--bare", we can avoid it actually touching any objects. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
3 files changed, 4 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/clone.c b/builtin/clone.c
index e0aaf13..7d48ef3 100644
--- a/builtin/clone.c
+++ b/builtin/clone.c
@@ -579,7 +579,8 @@ static int checkout(void)
tree = parse_tree_indirect(sha1);
init_tree_desc(&t, tree->buffer, tree->size);
- unpack_trees(1, &t, &opts);
+ if (unpack_trees(1, &t, &opts) < 0)
+ die(_("unable to checkout working tree"));
if (write_cache(fd, active_cache, active_nr) ||
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index e29406e..4e7030e 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ test_expect_success 'clone --local detects corruption' '
test_must_fail git clone --local bit-error corrupt-checkout
-test_expect_failure 'clone --local detects missing objects' '
+test_expect_success 'clone --local detects missing objects' '
test_must_fail git clone --local missing missing-checkout
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index aa04529..5a6e49d 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -58,7 +58,7 @@ test_expect_success 'creating too deep nesting' \
git clone -l -s D E &&
git clone -l -s E F &&
git clone -l -s F G &&
-git clone -l -s G H'
+git clone --bare -l -s G H'
test_expect_success 'invalidity of deepest repository' \
'cd H && {