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Commits on Oct 30, 2015
  1. @dscho @gitster

    test: facilitate debugging Git executables in tests with gdb

    dscho committed with gitster
    When prefixing a Git call in the test suite with 'debug ', it will
    now be run with GDB, allowing the developer to debug test failures
    more conveniently.
    Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <>
    Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Jul 8, 2013
  1. @bperson @gitster

    wrap-for-bin: make bin-wrappers chainable

    bperson committed with gitster
    For now, bin-wrappers overwrites GITPERLLIB. If we want to chain to
    those scripts and define GITPERLLIB before, our changes will be
    This patch makes the bin-wrappers prepend their modifications to
    GITPERLLIB rather than redefining it. It also unset GITPERLLIB in the
    test-suite to prevent broken $GITPERLLIB in the user's configuration
    from interfering with the testsuite.
    The codes using GIT_TEMPLATE_DIR and GIT_TEXTDOMAINDIR handle only one
    path in each of this variable so this new behavior would be useless on
    those variables.
    Signed-off-by: Benoit Person <>
    Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Dec 6, 2011
  1. @avar @gitster

    i18n: add infrastructure for translating Git with gettext

    avar committed with gitster
    Change the skeleton implementation of i18n in Git to one that can show
    localized strings to users for our C, Shell and Perl programs using
    either GNU libintl or the Solaris gettext implementation.
    This new internationalization support is enabled by default. If
    gettext isn't available, or if Git is compiled with
    NO_GETTEXT=YesPlease, Git falls back on its current behavior of
    showing interface messages in English. When using the autoconf script
    we'll auto-detect if the gettext libraries are installed and act
    This change is somewhat large because as well as adding a C, Shell and
    Perl i18n interface we're adding a lot of tests for them, and for
    those tests to work we need a skeleton PO file to actually test
    translations. A minimal Icelandic translation is included for this
    purpose. Icelandic includes multi-byte characters which makes it easy
    to test various edge cases, and it's a language I happen to
    The rest of the commit message goes into detail about various
    sub-parts of this commit.
    = Installation
    Gettext .mo files will be installed and looked for in the standard
    $(prefix)/share/locale path. GIT_TEXTDOMAINDIR can also be set to
    override that, but that's only intended to be used to test Git itself.
    = Perl
    Perl code that's to be localized should use the new Git::I18n
    module. It imports a __ function into the caller's package by default.
    Instead of using the high level Locale::TextDomain interface I've
    opted to use the low-level (equivalent to the C interface)
    Locale::Messages module, which Locale::TextDomain itself uses.
    Locale::TextDomain does a lot of redundant work we don't need, and
    some of it would potentially introduce bugs. It tries to set the
    $TEXTDOMAIN based on package of the caller, and has its own
    hardcoded paths where it'll search for messages.
    I found it easier just to completely avoid it rather than try to
    circumvent its behavior. In any case, this is an issue wholly
    internal Git::I18N. Its guts can be changed later if that's deemed
    See <> for
    a further elaboration on this topic.
    = Shell
    Shell code that's to be localized should use the git-sh-i18n
    library. It's basically just a wrapper for the system's
    If isn't available we'll fall back on gettext(1) if it's
    available. The latter is available without the former on Solaris,
    which has its own non-GNU gettext implementation. We also need to
    emulate eval_gettext() there.
    If neither are present we'll use a dumb printf(1) fall-through
    = About libcharset.h and langinfo.h
    We use libcharset to query the character set of the current locale if
    it's available. I.e. we'll use it instead of nl_langinfo if
    The GNU gettext manual recommends using langinfo.h's
    nl_langinfo(CODESET) to acquire the current character set, but on
    systems that have libcharset.h's locale_charset() using the latter is
    either saner, or the only option on those systems.
    GNU and Solaris have a nl_langinfo(CODESET), FreeBSD can use either,
    but MinGW and some others need to use libcharset.h's locale_charset()
    This patch is based on work by Jeff Epler <> who
    did the initial Makefile / C work, and a lot of comments from the Git
    mailing list, including Jonathan Nieder, Jakub Narebski, Johannes
    Sixt, Erik Faye-Lund, Peter Krefting, Junio C Hamano, Thomas Rast and
    [jc: squashed a small Makefile fix from Ramsay]
    Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <>
    Signed-off-by: Ramsay Jones <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Mar 3, 2010
  1. @gitster

    wrap-for-bin: do not export an empty GIT_TEMPLATE_DIR

    gitster committed
    With bash on some platforms (e.g. FreeBSD 8.0), exporting an unset
    variable does not "unexport" it.  The called process gets an empty
    string from getenv(3) instead of NULL.
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Feb 26, 2010
  1. @gitster

    t/ add test for 'init with init.templatedir set'

    Steven Drake committed with gitster
    Requires a small change to in order to work.
    Signed-off-by: Steven Drake <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Commits on Dec 3, 2009
  1. @gitster

    build dashless "bin-wrappers" directory similar to installed bindir

    Matthew Ogilvie committed with gitster
    The new bin-wrappers directory contains wrapper scripts
    for executables that will be installed into the standard
    bindir.  It explicitly does not contain most dashed-commands.
    The scripts automatically set environment variables to run out
    of the source tree, not the installed directory.
    This will allow running the test suite without dashed commands in
    the PATH.  It also provides a simplified way to test run custom
    built git executables without installing them first.
    bin-wrappers also contains wrappers for some test suite support
    executables, where the test suite will soon make use of them.
    Signed-off-by: Matthew Ogilvie <>
    Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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