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Re: [PATCH 2/2] Setup working tree in describe




On Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 03:07:54PM +0100, Sebastian Staudt wrote:

> Are you sure that it will fail without a working tree?
> Is it even possible to have *no* working tree?
> 
> I already tested this with some real life examples, e.g.
> 
>     git --git-dir /some/path/.git describe
> 
> From inside and outside of other repositories.
> I didn‘t hit any errors so far.

Try:

  git clone --bare . bare.git
  cd bare.git
  git describe

That works with current versions of Git, but yields "fatal: this
operation must be run in a work tree" with your patch.

-Peff

PS Your patches seem whitespace-damaged. You might want to look into
   using git-send-email.