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authorJohannes Sixt <>2009-03-04 21:38:24 (GMT)
committerJohannes Sixt <>2009-03-22 16:26:44 (GMT)
commit704a3143d5ba0709727430154ef3dad600aad4de (patch)
treeace848d8b1548a6574b6c18c665369b9469c1464 /t/
parent7b7247b0d7cb6a105d87574642343480707414b3 (diff)
Use prerequisite tags to skip tests that depend on symbolic links
Many tests depend on that symbolic links work. This introduces a check that sets the prerequisite tag SYMLINKS if the file system supports symbolic links. Since so many tests have to check for this prerequisite, we do the check in, so that we don't need to repeat the test in many scripts. To check for 'ln -s' failures, you can use a FAT partition on Linux: $ mkdosfs -C git-on-fat 1000000 $ sudo mount -o loop,uid=j6t,gid=users,shortname=winnt git-on-fat /mnt Clone git to /mnt and $ GIT_SKIP_TESTS='t0001.1[34] t0010 t1301 t403[34] t4129.[47] t5701.7 t7701.3 t9100 t9101.26 t9119 t9124.[67] t9200.10 t9600.6' \ make test (These additionally skipped tests depend on POSIX permissions that FAT on Linux does not provide.) Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <>
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diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 0526fce..20f3343 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -6,6 +6,12 @@ test_description='git checkout to switch between branches with symlink<->dir'
. ./
+if ! test_have_prereq SYMLINKS
+ say "symbolic links not supported - skipping tests"
+ test_done
test_expect_success setup '
mkdir frotz &&