Re: [PATCH 1/2] gitweb: Always use git-peek-remote in git_get_references

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-09-21 02:09:47
Jakub Narebski <> writes:

> Instead of trying to read info/refs file, which might not be present
> (we did fallback to git-ls-remote), always use git-peek-remote in
> git_get_references.
> It is preparation for git_get_refs_info to also return references
> info. We cannot use info/refs for git_get_refs_info as the information
> contained therein is usually stale.

What the patch does is sane, but I think the last sentence of
the proposed log message is not.  If info/refs is "usually
stale", it is a bug in the repository to have such a stale file.

The real reason for this patch is that a repository served by
gitweb is not necessarily meant to be fetched over HTTP and
info/refs does not have to be there.

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Received on Thu Sep 21 02:10:16 2006

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