On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 02:37:38AM +0530, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
> > I don't think that is the right thing to do. The point of SHELL is to
> > point at a bourne-compatible shell. On some systems, the main reason to
> > set it is that /bin/sh is _broken_, and we are trying to avoid it.
> But you're only avoiding it in the --tee/ --va* codepath. In the
> normal codepath, you're stuck with /bin/sh anyway.
No, the #!-header is only information. When you run "make test" we
actually invoke the shell ourselves using $SHELL_PATH.
> > A bigger question is: why are you setting SHELL=zsh in the first place?
> I use ZSH as my primary shell, so SHELL is set to zsh when I run
> tests. How can we trust $SHELL to be a bourne-compatible shell?
Ah, my fault. I was thinking we overrode $SHELL along with $SHELL_PATH,
but we do not.
The correct patch is to stop using $SHELL, but not to switch to a manual
/bin/sh. It should use $SHELL_PATH instead, which is how you tell git
your path to a sane bourne shell.
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