git-p4.py (188.8.131.52.418.gaec3f77) has at least two behaviors that
seem to be incompatible with the version of p4 that I recently
downloaded from perforce.com (P4/LINUX26X86_64/2013.1/610569).
TLDR: Is git-p4 written for an old version of p4 CLI with different
behavior? Or for a windows or mac release of p4? Or am I missing
git-p4 assumes the output of 'p4 print' adds a newline to the
target. To work around this, git-p4.py strips the last char from
symlinks as shown in the following snippet:
if type_base =3D=3D "symlink":
git_mode =3D "120000"
# p4 print on a symlink contains "target\n"; remove the newline
data =3D ''.join(contents)
contents =3D [data[:-1]]
But my 'p4 print' does not output the newline:
$ ls -l pcre
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user group 12 Apr 16 10:27 pcre -> ../libs/pcre
$ p4 print -q pcre | od -t x1a
0000000 2e 2e 2f 6c 69 62 73 2f 70 63 72 65
. . / l i b s / p c r e
If I use 'git p4 clone' the above file shows up in git as a
symlink to '../libs/pcr'. I had another symlink whose target had
a strlen of 1 and the 'git p4 clone' failed b/c after stripping
the last char the result was an empty string.
git-p4 uses 'p4 print -q -o o FILE' to print a file to stdout.
At least that is how I interpret this snippet:
text = p4_read_pipe(['print', '-q', '-o', '-', file['depotFile']])
However, p4/Linux prints to stdout by default and '-o -' will save
the output in a file named '-'.
My git and p4 versions:
$ git --version
git version 184.108.40.206.418.gaec3f77
$ p4 -V
Perforce - The Fast Software Configuration Management System.
Copyright 1995-2013 Perforce Software. All rights reserved.
This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project
for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)
See 'p4 help legal' for full OpenSSL license information
Version of OpenSSL Libraries: OpenSSL 1.0.1c 10 May 2012
Rev. P4/LINUX26X86_64/2013.1/610569 (2013/03/19).
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