RUNTIME_PREFIX references in gitconfig variable paths
- Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:08:46 -0400
- From: Paul Smith <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RUNTIME_PREFIX references in gitconfig variable paths
One thing I wanted to do was provide a default ca-bundle.crt file along
with my local build of Git. I need my installation to be relocatable
and I'm using RUNTIME_PREFIX with Git 2.18.0 (on GNU/Linux).
I can provide a system gitconfig file with a setting for http.sslCAInfo
but the problem is I can't create a relocatable path here so I don't
know how to set it:
$ cat $prefix/etc/gitconfig
sslCAInfo = <prefix>/etc/ca-bundle.crt
What do I use for <prefix> above since I want it to be relocatable?
Basically I want this to be in the same directory as the relocatable
sysconfdir (I don't actually care much but that seems like a good
Is there some way to create a reference to a path relative to the
For example "~" is accepted as the users $HOME path; is there some
syntax which refers to the Git installation directory?
If not this seems like something that would be very useful.
I can use a wrapper script and set GIT_SSL_CAINFO, but that will also
override any user's setting of http.sslCAInfo in their local gitconfig
which I don't really want.