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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-23 01:05:16 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-08-23 16:56:14 (GMT)
commite6baf4a1ae1bb75d59967066ade1290cf105dcd8 (patch)
treeb003464caf4a0ad3ac48239062bece4249f140e9 /t
parentdbc92b072dd7023f8ba1f682a8060022fc72504a (diff)
clone: clone from a repository with relative alternates
Cloning from a local repository blindly copies or hardlinks all the files under objects/ hierarchy. This results in two issues: - If the repository cloned has an "objects/info/alternates" file, and the command line of clone specifies --reference, the ones specified on the command line get overwritten by the copy from the original repository. - An entry in a "objects/info/alternates" file can specify the object stores it borrows objects from as a path relative to the "objects/" directory. When cloning a repository with such an alternates file, if the new repository is not sitting next to the original repository, such relative paths needs to be adjusted so that they can be used in the new repository. This updates add_to_alternates_file() to take the path to the alternate object store, including the "/objects" part at the end (earlier, it was taking the path to $GIT_DIR and was adding "/objects" itself), as it is technically possible to specify in objects/info/alternates file the path of a directory whose name does not end with "/objects". Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 0163ad1..d87214c 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -207,7 +207,7 @@ test_expect_success 'clone separate gitdir where target already exists' '
test_must_fail git clone --separate-git-dir realgitdir src dst
-test_expect_failure 'clone --reference from original' '
+test_expect_success 'clone --reference from original' '
git clone --shared --bare src src-1 &&
git clone --bare src src-2 &&
git clone --reference=src-2 --bare src-1 target-8 &&
@@ -222,4 +222,12 @@ test_expect_success 'clone with more than one --reference' '
grep /src-4/ target-9/.git/objects/info/alternates
+test_expect_success 'clone from original with relative alternate' '
+ mkdir nest &&
+ git clone --bare src nest/src-5 &&
+ echo ../../../src/.git/objects >nest/src-5/objects/info/alternates &&
+ git clone --bare nest/src-5 target-10 &&
+ grep /src/\\.git/objects target-10/objects/info/alternates