Anonymous committed d20602e

gitweb: do not choke on recursive symlink

If somebody used to advertise his repository that physically
resides at /pub/lic.git/ as:


but now wants to use --base-path to allow:


she can start git-daemon with --base-path option, like this:

git-daemon --base-path=/pub --export-all

During the transition, however, she would also want to allow
older URL as well. One natural way to achieve that is to create
a symlink:

ln -s /pub /pub/pub

so that a request to git:// is first
translated by --base-path to a request to /pub/pub/lic.git/
which goes to /pub/lic.git, thanks to the symlink.

So far so good.

However, gitweb chokes if there is such a symlink (File::Find
barfs with "/pub/pub is a recursive symbolic link"). Make the
code ignore such a symlink.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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 			follow_fast => 1, # follow symbolic links
+			follow_skip => 2, # ignore duplicates
 			dangling_symlinks => 0, # ignore dangling symlinks, silently
 			wanted => sub {
 				# skip project-list toplevel, if we get it.