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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: GIT does not support empty directories
Date Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:33:02 GMT
Put a readme file in the directory and be done with it.

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Robert Muir <rcmuir@gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't like the idea of complicating lucene/solr's build system any more
> than it already is, unless its absolutely necessary. its already too
> complicated.
>
> Instead of adding more hacks, what is actually broken (git) is what should
> be fixed, as the link states:
>
> Currently the design of the git index (staging area) only permits *files*
> to
> be listed, and nobody competent enough to make the change to allow empty
> directories has cared enough about this situation to remedy it.
>
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Smiley, David W. <dsmiley@mitre.org
> >wrote:
>
> > Seriously.
> > I sympathize with your point that git should support empty directories.
> >  But as a practical matter, it's easy to make the ant build tolerant of
> > them.
> >
> > ~ David Smiley
> > ________________________________________
> > From: Robert Muir [rcmuir@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 6:53 AM
> > To: solr-dev@lucene.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: GIT does not support empty directories
> >
> > Seriously? We should hack our ant files around the bugs in every crappy
> > source control system that comes out?
> >
> > Fix Git.
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Smiley, David W. <dsmiley@mitre.org
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > I've run into this too.  I don't think this needs to be documented, I
> > think
> > > it needs to be *fixed* -- that is, the relevant ant tasks need to not
> > assume
> > > these directories exist and create them if not.
> > >
> > > ~ David Smiley
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Lance Norskog [mailto:goksron@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:14 PM
> > > To: solr-dev
> > > Subject: GIT does not support empty directories
> > >
> > > There are some empty directories in the Solr source tree, both in 1.4
> > > and the trunk.
> > >
> > > example/work
> > > example/webapp
> > > example/logs
> > >
> > > Git does not support empty directories:
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/GitFaq#Can_I_add_empty_directories.3F
> > >
> > > And so, when you check out from the Apache GIT repository, these empty
> > > directories do not appear and 'ant example' and 'ant run-example'
> > > fail. There is no 'how to use the solr git stuff' wiki page; that
> > > seems like the right place to document this. I'm not git-smart enough
> > > to write that page.
> > > --
> > > Lance Norskog
> > > goksron@gmail.com
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Robert Muir
> > rcmuir@gmail.com
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Robert Muir
> rcmuir@gmail.com
>

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