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Bug 280539 - layman should search PATH environment variable for git binary
Summary: layman should search PATH environment variable for git binary
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Third-Party Tools (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Sebastian Pipping
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-08-06 07:15 UTC by Mike Mazur
Modified: 2009-12-29 14:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Mike Mazur 2009-08-06 07:15:44 UTC
Currently layman has the path to git hardcoded in layman/overlays/ On systems with the git binary not located at /usr/bin/git (ie: installed in /opt/git from source) layman is unable to process any git-based overlays.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Move /usr/bin/git to /root/bin/git
2. Add /root/bin to your PATH environment variable
3. Test git works by executing `git --version`
4. Use layman to update or add a git-based overlay

Actual Results:  
layman complains that the git binary is missing and suggests I install git.

Expected Results:  
layman should happily process my request without complaints.
Comment 1 Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2009-12-24 14:56:40 UTC
Out of curiosity: Why do you install Git bypassing Portage? Customizing and ebuild and making Portage eat that is easy. If you're developing Git itself that may be another story, okay.

It seems you're not shy of working with source code.  Do you have time to make us a patch?
Comment 2 Sebastian Pipping gentoo-dev 2009-12-29 14:52:34 UTC
With the current code in Git this is now supported.
You can emerge app-portage/layman-9999 (Layman live ebuild) to check it out.
Add "git_command : git" to /etc/layman/layman.cfg to activate it, default is still /usr/bin/git.;a=commitdiff;h=1fffa93607c68947ae4eea18bf22f95e0d514a66;a=commitdiff;h=08c83772f69aaa7edf6c4809365809e8144cce3b