Thank you very much for the clarification. Noticing how this wasn’t documented anywhere I had the feeling that I was missing something.

On Thu 29 Nov 2012 19:28:26 CET, Jeff King wrote:
On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 01:55:57PM +0000, Alfonso Muñoz-Pomer Fuentes wrote:

I’ve discovered this weird behaviour in gitweb and documented a workaround in

Basically, the variable $projectroot in gitweb.cgi in the beginning is reset to
the system default value in git_get_projects_list, when it is declared again.

Is this a known bug? Or am I missing something?

I think the analysis in that stack overflow post is wrong. The use of
"our" in git_get_projects_list is not the culprit.

The problem is that one should not edit gitweb.cgi directly; its
built-in defaults (which you are tweaking) are overridden by
/etc/gitweb.conf, which is shipped by the Ubuntu package. You should
be making your changes in the config file, not the CGI script.


Alfonso Muñoz-Pomer Fuentes
Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut
Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei
Institut für Forstgenetik
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22927 Grosshansdorf

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