On 09.04.2013, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote: > Jakub Narębski wrote: >> Hmmm... I used to do (and still do) such not-recommended thing, >> i.e. keeping git/gitweb/TODO etc. in git/gitweb/.git repository, >> while having git/gitweb/gitweb.perl in git/.git repository. > > Why don't you put the gitweb/TODO in a different branch in the git.git > repository? Why do you feel the need to have two different > repositories tracking different files in the same path?
It is not only gitweb/TODO. If it was only that file, I could have used 'gitweb/todo' branch for it, or something. Though I would be missing having it beside gitweb.perl, and having easy access to it during work on gitweb.perl I want to have various files that I use when working on gitweb.perl (but should not and would not be in gitweb subsystem in git.git repository) to be under version control, and be side-by-side near gitweb.perl. These are: * gitweb/TODO - TODO file for gitweb (personal, not often updated), and similar gitweb/gitwebs-whats-cooking.txt Might be put into 'gitweb/todo/TODO' file and 'gitweb/todo/.git' private repository (and perhaps 'gitweb/todo' branch of my clone of git.git repository). * various *_test.perl files, where I test features to be possibly put into gitweb, like e.g. chop_str_test.perl or test_find_forks.perl (or similar benchmark_find_forks.perl) * private personal configuration files for testing its output, like gitweb/gitweb_config.perl and gitweb/magic.txt !!! Those are very much required to reside beside gitweb/gitweb.perl because of default GITWEB_CONFIG value. With those I can simply run current gitweb/gitweb.perl (sic!) from its directory while I am working on it. > Just out of curiosity, how does stuff work with your setup? Does the > worktree gitweb/ belong to your gitweb.git repository or git.git > repository? The 'git/gitweb/' worktree belong to both repositories (it is 'gitweb/' in git.git clone i.e. git/.git, and it is top dir of git/gitweb/.git repository). > How do half the git commands work? For example, won't > git clean -dfx remove the files tracked by your other repository? They work, somewhat and with some care. I don't use "git clean" for example. > Will a conflicting checkout not stomp files tracked by the other > repository? How are worktree-rules like .gitignore applied? 'git/gitweb/.gitignore' belong to 'git/gitweb/.git' repository and is used to ignore 'git/.git' files (with the intent of marking them untracked *precious*). I could have used 'info/exclude' here because this repository is for the time being private. As gitweb subsystem in git.git is quite stable, untracked but existing 'gitweb/.gitignore' doesn't usually matter, as all files in 'gitweb/' are already tracked. Besides I can always use "git add -f" for adding to git.git if necessary (e.g. when splitting gitweb.js etc.). >> So my (admittedly strange) setup will stop working? > > Yes. I would persuade you not to use such a gross setup; this is not > what git was intended for at all. Why not? -- Jakub Narębski -- 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