keep_name is used to print error messages a couple lines down. Reset
it to the real path returned by odb_pack_keep() if it's set to NULL by

Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <>
 One of these moments I will make git log and friends optionally recognize
 "Diff-Options:" line in commit message. Adding -U14 in this case
 should help the reviewer to see how those error messages are printed.

 builtin/index-pack.c | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/builtin/index-pack.c b/builtin/index-pack.c
index a6b1c17..d95c3dc 100644
--- a/builtin/index-pack.c
+++ b/builtin/index-pack.c
@@ -1283,9 +1283,10 @@ static void final(const char *final_pack_name, const 
char *curr_pack_name,
        if (keep_msg) {
                int keep_fd, keep_msg_len = strlen(keep_msg);
-               if (!keep_name)
+               if (!keep_name) {
                        keep_fd = odb_pack_keep(name, sizeof(name), sha1);
-               else
+                       keep_name = name;
+               } else
                        keep_fd = open(keep_name, O_RDWR|O_CREAT|O_EXCL, 0600);
                if (keep_fd < 0) {

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