On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Paul Campbell <pcampb...@kemitix.net> writes:
>> cmd_add() attempts to check for the validity of refspec for the repository
>> it is about to add as a subtree. It tries to do so before contacting the
>> repository. If the refspec happens to exist locally (say 'master') then
>> the test passes and the repo is fetched. If the refspec doesn't exist
>> locally then the test fails and the remote repo is never contacted.
>> Removing the tests still works as the git fetch command fails with the
>> perfectly accurate error:
>>   fatal: Couldn't find remote ref <refspec>
>> Signed-off-by: Paul Campbell <pcampb...@carnegiecollege.ac.uk>
>> ---
>> I must confess to not understanding the comment preceding the
>> rev-parse test. Given that it is against the rev-parse and not the
>> cmd_add_repository call I'm assuming it can be removed.
> This is contrib/ material and I do not use the command, so anything
> I say should be taken with a moderate amount of salt, but I think
> the comment is talking about _not_ accepting a full storing refspec,
> or worse yet wildcard, e.g.
>         refs/heads/topic:refs/remotes/origin/topic
>         refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
> which will not make sense given that you are only adding a single
> commit via "cmd_add".  Also, if you have already fetched from the
> remote, "rev-parse $2^{commit}" at this point will protect against
> a typo by the end user.
> As you noticed, checking if $2 is a commit using rev-parse _before_
> fetching $2 from the remote repository is not a valid way to check
> against such errors.  So I tend to agree that removing the "die"
> will be a good idea.
> Typing "tipoc" when the user meant "topic" will error out at the
> "git fetch" done in cmd_add_repository, but that fetch will happily
> fetch and store whatever a refspec specifies, so you might want to
> replace the bogus "rev-parse before fetching" check to "reject
> refspec" with something else.

Thanks for the feedback.

Checking for a ':' or a '*' in the refspec should stop the storage
name and wildcards getting through.

Rerolling the patch with new test.

Paul [W] Campbell
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