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authorJeff King <>2011-07-30 15:05:54 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-01 01:40:34 (GMT)
commitdd008b3b11286804bc7880bac10c34a76355fe92 (patch)
parente44b6df90cfd6ccbf35c3d147ff5a0e4e22fb17a (diff)
t7400: fix bogus test failure with symlinked trash
One of the tests in t7400 fails if the trash directory has a symlink anywhere in its path. E.g.: $ mkdir /tmp/git-test $ mkdir /tmp/git-test/real $ ln -s real /tmp/git-test/link $ ./t7400-submodule-basic --root=/tmp/git-test/real ... # passed all 44 test(s) $ ./t7400-submodule-basic --root=/tmp/git-test/link ... not ok - 41 use superproject as upstream when path is relative and no url is set there The failing test does: git submodule add ../repo relative && ... git submodule sync relative && test "$(git config submodule.relative.url)" = "$submodurl/repo" where $submodurl comes from the $TRASH_DIRECTORY the user gave us. However, git will resolve symlinks when converting the relative path into an absolute one, leading them to be textually different (even though they point to the same directory). Fix this by asking pwd to canonicalize the name of the trash directory for us. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Acked-by: Jens Lehmann <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 874279e..3f115d9 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -47,8 +47,10 @@ test_expect_success 'setup - repository to add submodules to' '
# The 'submodule add' tests need some repository to add as a submodule.
-# The trash directory is a good one as any.
+# The trash directory is a good one as any. We need to canonicalize
+# the name, though, as some tests compare it to the absolute path git
+# generates, which will expand symbolic links.
+submodurl=$(pwd -P)
listbranches() {
git for-each-ref --format='%(refname)' 'refs/heads/*'