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28.0.50; vc-dir: wrong backend

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From: Sam Steingold <sds@HIDDEN>
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Subject: 28.0.50; vc-dir: wrong backend
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My home directory is under `git` and `~/.gitignore` contains `/src` so
that directories under `~/src` can be handled separately, under
different repos.

`~/src/cl/clocc` is a managed by mercurial and files there are identified
by Emacs as such, as indicated in the mode line as `Hg:1234567`.

However, when I do `C-x v d` in a buffer visiting
`~/src/cl/clocc/src/port/proc.lisp`, I get a prompt

VC status for directory: ~/src/cl/clocc/

(note the _correct_ default mercurial root directory!) and hit RET, I
get the `*vc-dr*` buffer with

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
VC backend : Git
Working dir: ~/src/cl/clocc/
Branch     : master
Remote     : git@HIDDEN:sam-s/home.git
Stash      : Nothing stashed


--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

note the incorrect `VC backend` and `Remote` (which should be `Hg` and
`ssh://sds@HIDDEN/p/clocc/hg` resp.)

This is because `vc-responsible-backend` calls `responsible-p` and
`vc-git-responsible-p` is aliased to `vc-git-root` which merely looks
for `.git` above the argument, not paying attention to `.gitignore`.

In GNU Emacs 28.0.50 (build 6, x86_64-apple-darwin19.6.0, NS appkit-1894.60 Version 10.15.6 (Build 19G2021))
 of 2020-08-17 built on BZ-C02XR5CGJG5L
Repository revision: e5d4fae6797330d91e901c7ecb1412551db12f6a
Repository branch: master
Windowing system distributor 'Apple', version 10.3.1894
System Description:  Mac OS X 10.15.6
Configured using:
 'configure --with-imagemagick --with-mailutils --with-ns

Configured features:

Important settings:
  value of $LANG: C
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

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Memory information:
((conses 16 679755 110407)
 (symbols 48 32339 6)
 (strings 32 227857 7588)
 (string-bytes 1 6102300)
 (vectors 16 88150)
 (vector-slots 8 2148274 178424)
 (floats 8 1143 845)
 (intervals 56 46064 762)
 (buffers 992 121))

Sam Steingold ( on darwin Ns 10.3.1894
Daddy, why doesn't this magnet pick up this floppy disk?

Acknowledgement sent to sds@HIDDEN:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#42966; Package emacs. Full text available.
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