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Re: [BUG] Git v18.104.22.168: fatal: Unable to write new index file
- From: Jari Aalto <jari dot aalto at cante dot net>
- To: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- Cc: <virgo977virgo at gmail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 05 Aug 2007 00:51:29 +0300
- Subject: Re: [BUG] Git v22.214.171.124: fatal: Unable to write new index file
No need to cc me; I read the list.
According to Stefano Spinucci on 3/17/2007 7:24 AM:
> Then, I hope the cygwin Git binary 'll be compiled with NO_MMAP;
> otherwise, needing to work on a FAT32 fs, I'll have to recompile Git
"However, it means that this version does assume that you are not using
FAT or FAT32 to hold your repositories, since they do not store file
permissions very accurately."
I highly recommend that you upgrade to NTFS. FAT32 is not secure. If you
insist on using FAT, then you are correct - you must recompile git yourself.
Thsi is not an option. Many people use FAT32 due to better
interoprability dusing multi-boot environments. Please distribute git
wit FAT32 support enabled. Windows workstations are *one* user
workstations, so the point of being "secure" is less important than
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