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authorAaron Schrab <aaron@schrab.com>2013-04-08 22:46:39 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2013-04-09 03:57:43 (GMT)
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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 <aaron@schrab.com> Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'builtin/clone.c')
-rw-r--r--builtin/clone.c2
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)
free(ref_git);
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."),
item->string);
strbuf_addf(&alternate, "%s/objects", ref_git);