[PATCH 05/16] nmbug: Add an 'init' command

Subject:[PATCH 05/16] nmbug: Add an 'init' command

Date:Sat, 23 Apr 2022 10:38:37 -0300

To:notmuch@notmuchmail.org

Cc:W. Trevor King

From:David Bremner


From: "W. Trevor King" <wking@tremily.us>

For folks that want to start versioning a new tag-space, instead of
cloning one that someone else has already started.

The empty-blob hash-object call avoids errors like:

  $ nmbug commit
  error: invalid object 100644 e69de29bb2d1d6434b8b29ae775ad8c2e48c5391 for
'tags/...'
  fatal: git-write-tree: error building trees
  'git HASH(0x9ef3eb8) write-tree' exited with nonzero value

David Bremner suggested [1]:

  $ git hash-object -w /dev/null

instead of my Python version of:

  $ git hash-object -w --stdin <&-

but I expect that closing stdin is more portable than the /dev/null
path (which doesn't exist on Windows, for example).

The --bare init and use of NMBGIT as the work tree (what could go
wrong with an empty commit?) are suggestions from Michal Sojka [2].

[1]: id:87y4vu6uvf.fsf@maritornes.cs.unb.ca
     http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.mail.notmuch.general/18626/focus=18720
[2]: id:87a93a5or2.fsf@resox.2x.cz
     http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.mail.notmuch.general/19495/focus=19767
---
 notmuch-git.in | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+)

diff --git a/notmuch-git.in b/notmuch-git.in
index 81d604bb..d574f19e 100755
--- a/notmuch-git.in
+++ b/notmuch-git.in
@@ -377,6 +377,25 @@ def fetch(remote=None):
     _git(args=args, wait=True)
 
 
+def init(remote=None):
+    """
+    Create an empty nmbug repository.
+
+    This wraps 'git init' with a few extra steps to support subsequent
+    status and commit commands.
+    """
+    _spawn(args=['git', '--git-dir', NMBGIT, 'init', '--bare'], wait=True)
+    _git(args=['config', 'core.logallrefupdates', 'true'], wait=True)
+    # create an empty blob (e69de29bb2d1d6434b8b29ae775ad8c2e48c5391)
+    _git(args=['hash-object', '-w', '--stdin'], input='', wait=True)
+    _git(
+        args=[
+            'commit', '--allow-empty', '-m', 'Start a new nmbug repository'
+        ],
+        additional_env={'GIT_WORK_TREE': NMBGIT},
+        wait=True)
+
+
 def checkout():
     """
     Update the notmuch database from Git.
@@ -740,6 +759,7 @@ if __name__ == '__main__':
             'commit',
             'fetch',
             'help',
+            'init',
             'log',
             'merge',
             'pull',
-- 
2.35.2

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