Thomas Gummerer <> writes:

> What I currently did is add a environment variable GIT_INDEX_VERSION
> that is used only if there is no index yet, to make sure existing
> repositories aren't affected and still have to be converted explicitly
> by using git update-index.
> For the tests I simply did export GIT_INDEX_VERSION in to
> allow the addition of GIT_INDEX_VERSION in config.mak.  Should I rename
> that to GIT_INDEX_VERSION_TEST and do something like
> set_index_version() {
> }
> in instead, does that make sense?

Mostly Yes ;-).  You have to write it in a valid POSIX shell, i.e.

        set_index_version () {
                export GIT_INDEX_VERSION

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