On Tue, Dec 04 2018, Jeff King wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 03:59:26PM +0100, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote: > >> This is the thing I was wrong about, in retrospect probably because I'd >> been putting PATH_TO_REPO in objects/info/alternates, but we actually >> need PATH_TO_REPO/objects, and "git gc" won't warn about this (or "git >> fsck"). Probably a good idea to patch that at some point, i.e. whine >> about paths in alternates that don't have objects, or at the very least >> those that don't exist. #leftoverbits > > We do complain about missing directories; see alt_odb_usable(). > Pointing to a real directory that doesn't happen to contain any objects > is harder. If there are no loose objects, there might not be any hashed > object directories. For a "real" object database, there should always be > a "pack/" directory. But technically the object storage directory does > not even need to have that; it can just be a directory full of loose > objects that happens not to have any at this moment. > > That said, I suspect if we issued a warning for "woah, it looks like > this doesn't have any objects in it, nor does it even have a pack > directory" that nobody would complain. Yeah, although see my <87sgzjyif2....@evledraar.gmail.com>, I also ran into a different issue. I think a warning (or even error) like this would be more useful: test ! -d $objdir && error... # current behavior test -d $objdir/objects && error "Did you mean $objdir/objects, silly?" # new error I.e. I suspect I'm not the only one who's not read the documentation carefully enough and thought it was a path to the root of the repo and wondered why it silently didn't work. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.