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authorAaron Schrab <>2013-04-08 22:46:39 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-04-09 03:57:43 (GMT)
commit0658569eb03e743ef46abd06abd9d0d81d53e72c (patch)
tree4e439efb9f5f3f74a130f92d7dc63737485ffe6f /builtin/clone.c
parent52a3e011c779456e63b6274af0024eeb92dd7888 (diff)
clone: Fix error message for reference repository
Do not report that an argument to clone's --reference option is not a local directory. Nothing checks for the existence or type of the path as supplied by the user; checks are only done for particular contents of the supposed directory, so we have no way to know the status of the supplied path. Telling the user that a directory doesn't exist when that isn't actually known may lead him or her on the wrong path to finding the problem. Instead just state that the entered path is not a local repository which is really all that is known about it. It could be more helpful to state the actual paths which were checked, but I believe that giving a good description of that would be too verbose for a simple error message and would be too dependent on implementation details. Signed-off-by: Aaron Schrab <> Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/clone.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/builtin/clone.c b/builtin/clone.c
index f9c380e..0a1e0bf 100644
--- a/builtin/clone.c
+++ b/builtin/clone.c
@@ -241,7 +241,7 @@ static int add_one_reference(struct string_list_item *item, void *cb_data)
ref_git = ref_git_git;
} else if (!is_directory(mkpath("%s/objects", ref_git)))
- die(_("reference repository '%s' is not a local directory."),
+ die(_("reference repository '%s' is not a local repository."),
strbuf_addf(&alternate, "%s/objects", ref_git);