rpms/git/devel .cvsignore, 1.63, 1.64 git.spec, 1.70, 1.71 sources, 1.63, 1.64

James Bowes jbowes at redhat.com
Fri Aug 29 11:41:08 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 07:04:43PM -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> I almost hate to ask, but why are we differing from upstream here by
> setting gitexecdir=%{_bindir}?  Moving the git-* commands out of the
> path has been on the agenda for git-1.6.0 for a long time.  If distros
> like Fedora and others just set gitexecdir like this we've effectively
> negated upstream's intent to present less binaries in the users path.
> For those folks that want to continue using the git-* form, the simple
> solution is to add $(git --exec-path) to PATH.
> If we want to not break anyone's scripts by default in the update to
> git-1.6.0, we could add that to the PATH in the package rather than
> keep all the git binaries in %{_bindir}.  At least that way, those who
> do not want or need all the extra commands there could just remove it
> from their PATH.  (Personally, I'd prefer to not even do that and
> install git as closely to upstream as possible.)

I did this because someone else complained about not using gitexecdir first.
But it makes sense to me, since I have not yet done any due diligence to
see what might break when we do move the git-* commands. So no worries,
we will move the commands, but there's no real rush, is there?

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