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authorMichal Ostrowski <>2006-01-11 02:12:17 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-01-14 00:49:01 (GMT)
commit77cb17e940c806a4cc811bfd66187277b729a1e7 (patch)
treeaae0b04758379c89b2dd2d02dd44c97b4d33998f /receive-pack.c
parentc884dd9a54fcde71ea125c86e6b6ab92acbbc7cf (diff)
Exec git programs without using PATH.
The git suite may not be in PATH (and thus programs such as git-send-pack could not exec git-rev-list). Thus there is a need for logic that will locate these programs. Modifying PATH is not desirable as it result in behavior differing from the user's intentions, as we may end up prepending "/usr/bin" to PATH. - git C programs will use exec*_git_cmd() APIs to exec sub-commands. - exec*_git_cmd() will execute a git program by searching for it in the following directories: 1. --exec-path (as used by "git") 2. The GIT_EXEC_PATH environment variable. 3. $(gitexecdir) as set in Makefile (default value $(bindir)). - git wrapper will modify PATH as before to enable shell scripts to invoke "git-foo" commands. Ideally, shell scripts should use the git wrapper to become independent of PATH, and then modifying PATH will not be necessary. [jc: with minor updates after a brief review.] Signed-off-by: Michal Ostrowski <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'receive-pack.c')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/receive-pack.c b/receive-pack.c
index f847ec2..eae31e3 100644
--- a/receive-pack.c
+++ b/receive-pack.c
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
static const char receive_pack_usage[] = "git-receive-pack <git-dir>";
-static const char unpacker[] = "git-unpack-objects";
+static char *unpacker[] = { "unpack-objects", NULL };
static int report_status = 0;
@@ -257,7 +257,7 @@ static void read_head_info(void)
static const char *unpack(int *error_code)
- int code = run_command(unpacker, NULL);
+ int code = run_command_v_opt(1, unpacker, RUN_GIT_CMD);
*error_code = 0;
switch (code) {