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Re: How de-duplicate similar repositories with alternates




Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I think a warning (or even error) like this would be more useful:
>
>     test ! -d $objdir && error... # current behavior
>     test -d $objdir/objects && error "Did you mean $objdir/objects, silly?" # new error

If it is an error common enough, perhaps we could even DWIM it, I
guess, that is...

	if test ! -d $objdir
	then
		error
	elif test -d $objdir/objects/pack
	then
		possibly warn
		objdir=$objdir/objects
	fi

> I.e. I suspect I'm not the only one who's not read the documentation
> carefully enough and thought it was a path to the root of the repo and
> wondered why it silently didn't work.