[Pkg-bazaar-maint] Bug#658141: Bug#658141: bzr-git: installs bzr remote helper where my local copy of git can't find it
jelmer at debian.org
Wed Feb 1 20:27:09 UTC 2012
On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 10:33:38AM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> When I try to use my copy of git like this:
> git clone bzr::lp:bash
> I get the following result:
> Cloning into 'bash'...
> fatal: Unable to find remote helper for 'bzr'
> The cause seems to be that git-remote-bzr is installed in a private
> directory fo the git copy in /usr, so my private copy under $HOME
> does not see it.
> If I install bzr-git from the upstream source, the remote helper seems
> to go on the $PATH instead, which works[*].
> [*] It is possible that git should provide some infrastructure with
> its own PATH or PYTHONPATH-style variable for other packages to
> register new commands instead of cluttering the main PATH. Feel free
> to contact git at vger.kernel.org about that, cc-ing me and Jon Seymour
> <jon.seymour at gmail.com> or file a bug against the Debian git package.
Thanks for the patch.
The main reason I was installing into /usr/lib/git-core was that it
meant not polluting /usr/bin with something that shouldn't be invoked
directly. Upstream installs to /usr/bin because there is no easy way
to find out the proper git library directory.
It really does belong in /usr/lib/git-core I think (or some sort git-specific
directory), so I'll file a bug against git requesting something like
that per your suggestion.
For now, I'll apply your patch and install to /usr/bin. A single extra
file in /usr/bin isn't the end of the world. Plus, git-remote-bzr
actually has a man page these days. :-)
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