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Bug 456492 - Git clone not creating intermediate directories.
Summary: Git clone not creating intermediate directories.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: git
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Wright
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-24 03:33 UTC by Chris Ball
Modified: 2013-01-10 10:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-24 14:31:03 UTC

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Description Chris Ball 2008-07-24 03:33:06 UTC

Description of problem:

The version of GIT currently in Rawhide has a rather severe bug -- git-clone
refuses to create intermediate directories during a clone.  It did create them
in previous versions, and many scripts (for example, GNOME and Xorg jhbuild)
depended on this behavior.  As a result, jhbuild fails with current Rawhide.

This has been fixed upstream with commit 2beebd2, which is present in upstream
release  Please consider pushing a package containing that release to

The individual fix commit is:;h=2beebd2

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
pullcord:cjb~ % rpm -q git                                                     

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. git clone git:// xorg/util/macros

Actual results:
fatal: could not create work tree dir 'xorg/util/macros'.

Expected results:

Comment 1 James Bowes 2008-07-24 14:31:03 UTC
I just build in rawhide. Thanks for the heads-up, Chris!

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