Aaron Schrab wrote:
> Do not report an argument to clone's --reference option is not a local
> directory. Nothing checks for the actual directory so we have no way to
> know if whether or not exists. Telling the user that a directory doesn't
> exist when that isn't actually known may lead him or her on the wrong
> path to finding the problem.
I don't understand the above explanation. Could you give an example?
> --- a/builtin/clone.c
> +++ b/builtin/clone.c
> @@ -241,7 +241,7 @@ static int add_one_reference(struct string_list_item
> *item, void *cb_data)
> ref_git = ref_git_git;
> } else if (!is_directory(mkpath("%s/objects", ref_git)))
> - die(_("reference repository '%s' is not a local directory."),
> + die(_("reference repository '%s' is not a local repository."),
"is_directory" calls stat and checks if its target is a directory. Is
the problem that "/path/to/repo.git" might be a directory but
"/path/to/repo.git/objects" may not?
Would it make sense for the message to say something like the
fatal: alternate object store '/path/to/repo.git/objects' is not a
Thanks and hope that helps,
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