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git archive --worktree-attributes doesn't exclude .gitattributes anymore

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I write here because since my ubuntu update (quantal to raring) and git update from 1.7.10.4-1ubuntu1 to 1.8.1.2

my export script doesn't work anymore.

I tried to put .gitattributes or .git/info/attributes, the file is the following http://pastebin.com/irngA1L8

the git is

git clone http://boinc.berkeley.edu/git/boinc-v2.git

and the command is

git archive --prefix boinc-7.1.7+dfsg/ --format tgz -o ../boinc_7.1.7+dfsg.orig.tar.gz -9 client_release/7.1/7.1.7

The archive gets created, but every file is inside, no exclusions at all.

I suspect a regression between git 1.7 and 1.8

posted Jun 4, 2013 by anonymous

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1 Answer

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Yes, there was a regression with matching directory names in gitattributes in v1.8.1.1. The regression is fixed in v1.8.1.6 and above.

If upgrading is too hard, I think you can work around it by putting "win_build/" instead of "win_build" in your .gitattributes (after v1.8.1.6, both should work for your case).

answer Jun 5, 2013 by anonymous
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