Junio C Hamano  committed 2283645

t3600-rm: skip failed-remove test when we cannot make an unremovable file.

When running t3600-rm test under fakeroot (or as root), we
cannot make a file unremovable with "chmod a-w .". Detect this
case early and skip that test.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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+# Later we will try removing an unremovable path to make sure
+# git-rm barfs, but if the test is run as root that cannot be
+# arranged.
+: >test-file
+chmod a-w .
+rm -f test-file
+test -f test-file && test_failed_remove=y
+chmod 775 .
+rm -f test-file
 test_expect_success \
     'Pre-check that foo exists and is in index before git-rm foo' \
     '[ -f foo ] && git-ls-files --error-unmatch foo'
     "git-rm -f 'space embedded' 'tab	embedded' 'newline
-if test "$test_tabs" = y; then
-chmod u-w .
+if test "$test_failed_remove" = y; then
+chmod a-w .
 test_expect_failure \
     'Test that "git-rm -f" fails if its rm fails' \
     'git-rm -f baz'
-chmod u+w .
+chmod 775 .
+    test_expect_success 'skipping removal failure (perhaps running as root?)' :
 test_expect_success \