From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2006-04-19 01:25:47
On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, Jörn Engel wrote:
> $ git clone rsync:// foo
> [ stored >200M of data under foo/.git/objects ]
> The above looks as if new objects are not stored under
> /home/joern/.git, as specified by GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY.

The "rsync" protocol really doesn't honor git rules. It's basically just a 
big recursive copy, and it will copy things from the place they were 

I suspect that if you had used a real git-aware protocol instead, you'd 
have been fine, ie

	git clone git:// foo/

would probably work. (I say "probably", because very few people likely use 
GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY, and it makes a lot less sense with pack-files than 
it did originally, so it's not getting any testing).

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