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authorJeff King <>2013-10-29 01:19:59 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-10-29 19:41:17 (GMT)
commitfcb06a8d54e29d12bb8160b978ce78331c95a1bf (patch)
treee82b2c9d67500d7b9cd3936a4b4731cfbdfe6c27 /
parente45bda876ae2e39ac1e11ba1609f2c363ad4959a (diff)
use @@PERL@@ in built scripts
Several of the built shell commands invoke a bare "perl" to perform some one-liners. This will use the first perl in the PATH rather than the one specified by the user's SHELL_PATH. We are not asking these perl invocations to do anything exotic, so typically any old system perl will do; however, in some cases the system perl may have unexpected behavior (e.g., by handling line endings differently). We should err on the side of using the perl the user pointed us to. The downside of this is that on systems with a sane perl setup, we no longer find the perl at runtime, but instead point to a static perl (like /usr/bin/perl). That means we will not handle somebody moving perl without rebuilding git, whereas before we tracked it just fine. This is probably not a big deal, though, as the built perl scripts already suffered from this. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/ b/
index d566015..46be6a2 100755
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -96,7 +96,7 @@ find_matching_ref='
-ref=$(git ls-remote "$url" | perl -e "$find_matching_ref" "$head" "$headrev" "$tag_name")
+ref=$(git ls-remote "$url" | @@PERL@@ -e "$find_matching_ref" "$head" "$headrev" "$tag_name")
url=$(git ls-remote --get-url "$url")