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Re: [PATCH] pull: do not segfault when HEAD refers to missing object file

Am 06.03.2017 um 04:51 schrieb Jeff King:
On Sun, Mar 05, 2017 at 11:52:22PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:

On Mon, Mar 06, 2017 at 12:42:22AM +0100, André Laszlo wrote:
+test_expect_success 'git pull --rebase with corrupt HEAD does not segfault' '
+	mkdir corrupted &&
+	(cd corrupted &&

We usally indent this like so:

		cd corrupted &&
		echo one >file &&
		git add file &&
	) &&

+	git init &&
+	echo one >file && git add file &&
+	git commit -m one &&
+	REV=$(git rev-parse HEAD) &&
+	rm -f .git/objects/${REV:0:2}/${REV:2} &&

I think this is a bashism.  On dash, I get the following:

  genre ok % dash -c 'foo=abcdefg; echo ${foo:0:2}; echo ${foo:2}'
  dash: 1: Bad substitution

Yeah, it is. You can do it easily with 'sed', of course, but if you want
to avoid the extra process and do it in pure shell, it's more like:

  rm -f .git/objects/$first2/$last38

Is it "HEAD points to non-existent object" or ".git/HEAD contains junk"? In both cases there are simpler solutions than to remove an object. For example, `echo "$_x40" >.git/HEAD` or `echo "this is junk" >.git/HEAD`?

-- Hannes