On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Erik Faye-Lund <kusmab...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Johannes Sixt <j.s...@viscovery.net> wrote:
>> Am 4/15/2014 10:44, schrieb Erik Faye-Lund:
>>> From: Erik Faye-Lund <kusmab...@googlemail.com>
>>> On Windows, absolute paths might start with a DOS drive prefix,
>>> which this check fails to recognize.
>>> Unfortunately, we cannot simply use the file_name_is_absolute
>>> helper in File::Spec::Functions, because Git for Windows has an
>>> MSYS-based Perl, where this helper doesn't grok DOS
>>> drive-prefixes.
>>> So let's manually check for these in that case, and fall back to
>>> the File::Spec-helper on other platforms (e.g Win32 with native
>>> Perl)
>>> Signed-off-by: Erik Faye-Lund <kusmab...@gmail.com>
>>> ---
>>> Here's a patch that we've been running with a variation of in
>>> Git for Windows for a while. That version wasn't quite palatable,
>>> as it recognized DOS drive-prefixes on all platforms.
>> Did you consider patching msysgit's lib/perl5/5.8.8/File/Spec.pm by
>> inserting a line "msys => 'Win32'," near the top of the file; it is the
>> hash table that decides which path "style" is selected depending on $^O.
>> Then File::Spec->file_name_is_absolute($path) could be used without a 
>> wrapper.
> I did not, but that works, and is IMO much nicer. Thanks for the idea!

Actually, after having tried that, other stuff starts to break... So
back to the drawing-board.
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