git stopped working with 1.7.1

Christopher Faylor
Mon Sep 27 23:03:00 GMT 2010

On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 02:24:05PM -0400, Bill Hoffman wrote:
>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...

And, when I tried this, it pointed to an actual problem in git rather than
a problem in Cygwin so that limits what is meant by "developer".

Isn't git normally used for source control management by programmers?
If this is such a bad problem why isn't one of those programmers looking
into it and proposing a fix?  That's one of the reasons for free
software - you can fix the problems yourself.

And, before someone inevitably opines that I'm just being mean, I have
to point out that this really is how many open source projects work.
People who are not maintainers actually do propose fixes.


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