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.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Reply via email to