Ben Walton  committed d4a7ffa

tests: "cp -a" is a GNUism

These tests just want a bit-for-bit identical copy; they do not need
even -H (there is no symbolic link involved) nor -p (there is no
funny permission or ownership issues involved).

Just use "cp -R" instead.

Signed-off-by: Ben Walton <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File t/

 	    git commit -a -m "Second commit" &&
 	    git repack
 	) &&
-	cp -a parent child &&
+	cp -R parent child &&
 	    # Set the child to auto-pack if more than one pack exists
 	    cd child &&

File t/

 test_expect_success 'create http-accessible bare repository with loose objects' '
-	cp -a .git "$HTTPD_DOCUMENT_ROOT_PATH/repo.git" &&
+	cp -R .git "$HTTPD_DOCUMENT_ROOT_PATH/repo.git" &&
 	(cd "$HTTPD_DOCUMENT_ROOT_PATH/repo.git" &&
 	 git config core.bare true &&
 	 mkdir -p hooks &&

File t/

 # git-remote-testgit, but is too slow to leave in for general use.
 : test_expect_success 'racily pushing to local repo' '
 	test_when_finished "rm -rf server2 localclone2" &&
-	cp -a server server2 &&
+	cp -R server server2 &&
 	git clone "testgit::${PWD}/server2" localclone2 &&
 	(cd localclone2 &&
 	echo content >>file &&