Practically speaking, the only reason why a `mkdir $state_dir` would
fail is because $state_dir already exists.  There is no problem in
this case, and we can proceed as usual.  So, change the `mkdir` call
to `mkdir -p`, and strip the `|| die`.

Signed-off-by: Ramkumar Ramachandra <>
--- | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/ b/
index 048a140..cc3a9a7 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -837,7 +837,7 @@ then
 orig_head=$(git rev-parse --verify HEAD) || die "No HEAD?"
-mkdir "$state_dir" || die "Could not create temporary $state_dir"
+mkdir -p "$state_dir"
 : > "$state_dir"/interactive || die "Could not mark as interactive"

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