Build issue..."Not a git repository"

robjsstewart at ...196... robjsstewart at ...196...
Mon Jul 18 22:24:49 CEST 2016

Hi Christian,

The file repos/base/src/core/ in my release directory has the same content as the current master. In that file, line 4 sets:


If I change that to set it to /tmp I still get the two git repository warnings.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Helmuth <christian.helmuth at ...1...>
To: genode-main at
Sent: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: Build issue..."Not a git repository"

Hello Bob,

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 07:14:16AM -0400, robjsstewart at ...196... wrote:
> I've been building Genode the same way for several years and never
> seen these messages, and BUILD_DIR has never been inside a git
> repository. I suspect it is related to building libc in 16.05. 

You're right and as Emery wrote: The second warning will disappear
with the next release (or with the current master branch).
Nevertheless, I'm curious why you see the first warning as git is used
like follows in repos/base/src/core/

  git -C $(GENODE_ROOT_DIR) describe --dirty=" <local changes>" 2> /dev/null

On my machine, this line effectivle prevents warnings from git for any
GENODE_ROOT_DIR, for example


Christian Helmuth
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