On 09.02.2014 10:08, Duy Nguyen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 04, 2014 at 11:20:39AM +0100, Daniel Hahler wrote:

Thanks for looking into this.

>> when using a submodule "sm", there is a relative worktree in its config:
>>    .git/modules/sm/config:
>>    [core]
>>     worktree = ../../../smworktree
>> git-new-worktree (from contrib) symlinks this config the new worktree.
>> From inside the new worktree, git reads the config, but resolves the
>> relative worktree setting based on the symlink's location.
> Hmm.. core.worktree is relative to $GIT_DIR. Whether "config" is a
> symlink should have no effects.

If "config" is a symlink, the relative path for worktree is meant to be
resolved based on the config file's location, and not from the symlink

Here is a test case to reproduce it:

  # Create a submodule repo
  mkdir /tmp/t-sm
  cd /tmp/t-sm
  git init
  touch foo
  git add foo
  git commit -m init

  # Create the root repo
  mkdir /tmp/t-root
  cd /tmp/t-root
  git init
  mkdir submodules
  git submodule add /tmp/t-sm submodules/sm
  git commit -m init

  # Create a new worktree from the submodule
  cd /tmp/t-root/submodules/sm
  git-new-workdir . /tmp/new-workdir

This then fails when checking out:
+ git checkout -f
fatal: Could not chdir to '../../../../submodules/sm': No such file or directory

% ls -l /tmp/new-workdir/.git/config 
[…] /tmp/new-workdir/.git/config -> 

% cat /tmp/new-workdir/.git/config 
        repositoryformatversion = 0
        filemode = true
        bare = false
        logallrefupdates = true
        worktree = ../../../../submodules/sm

From inside of /tmp/new-workdir `git rev-parse --git-dir` fails already
(with the same "cannot chdir" error).

The problem appears to be that it tries to chdir based on
/tmp/new-workdir/.git, but should do so based on
$(readlink -f .git/config).

I recognize that this case is constructed anyway, because even if
`worktree` would get resolved correctly, it would not be what you'd
expect: the point of git-new-workdir is to get a separate worktree, and
not use the existing one.

Therefore I see two problems here:
1. worktree is not resolved correctly by git itself (with .git/config
   being a symlink)
2. git-new-workdir should handle this better, e.g. by creating a copy of
   the "config" file with the worktree setting removed and printing a
   warning about it.

The workaround appears to be to explicitly set



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