git stopped working with 1.7.1

Bill Hoffman
Mon Sep 27 21:56:00 GMT 2010

On 9/27/2010 12:38 PM, Kevin Layer wrote:
> Eric Blake<>  wrote:
>>> On 03/11/2010 04:03 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>>>> If it is not being worked on... I agree with Brian.  This is a serious
>>>>> impediment to using Cygwin 1.7.  I would think it would be of top
>>>>> priority.
>>>> Only people who experience the problem can diagnose, debug, and fix it.
>>>> git works fine for me under cygwin-1.7.1 (Vista, NTFS), so...
>>>> Has the cygwin git maintainer been able to verify/reproduce the error?
>>>> If not, then there's no way he can help you.
>>> I have sometimes seen the problem, but it has never been a show-stopper
>>> for me (I fall back to http cloning), and, so far, it has not percolated
>>> high enough to the top of my TODO list to be worth the investment of my
>>> time on it.
> I notice it is still broken (as of last week when I updated to the
> latest versions of everything and tested it).
> Any further news on when will be fixed?
> As for it not being a show-stopper for you, I just want to point out
> that there are many of us out here that do not have the luxury of
> switching to HTTP cloning when this fails.  So, for us, it's a
> show-stopper that requires us to use putty to use git at all.
I came up with a way to reproduce this if a developer wanted to try and 
fix it.

That post can be seen here:

git/ssh on cygwin are pretty much broken at this point...


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