Torsten Bögershausen <> writes:

>>> 2)
>>> When we access a repo from Windows/Linux using SAMBA,
>> You mean s/repo/repository that resides on HFS+/?
> Sorry being unclear here, trying being clearer with an example:
> I have a /data/Docs on my linux box, which is handled by git
> I export /data/Docs via SAMBA, and use the Finder under Mac OS to have it
> mounted on my Mac OS X box:
> //tb@Linux/Docs on /Volumes/Docs (smbfs, nodev, nosuid, mounted by tb)
>>> readdir() will return decomposed.
>>> When the repo is created by nonMacOS, core.precomposeunicode is undefined.
>>> The precomposition is off, but should be on, 
>>> precomposed_unicode = -1, but should be = 1
>> I do not think UTF-8-MAC is widely available; even if you flip the
>> bit on, would it help much?
> In the above example
> /data/Docs/.git/config was created by Linux, so it does not have
> core.precomposeunicode set, neither false nor true.
> The Linux box does not have  UTF-8-MAC under iconv,
> but will ignore core.precomposeunicode anyway (since the code is not compiled 
> here)
> The Mac OS machine sees it under /Volumes/Docs/.git/config
> And here we want the precomposition, even if core.precomposeunicode
> is not present in the config.

It almost makes me wonder if you want not a per-repository but a
per-machine configuration, i.e. "Whichever repository I am
accessing, either on a local filesystem or shared over the network,
readdir() on my box reports wrong paths, and I need correction."

That, or "if it hurts, don't do the remote mount then."
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