Hi Angelo,

I think the reason that git is behaving oddly is because you are not using it the way it was intended to be used. Git is intended to have a copy of the code on each machine that is running it.

That being said, I'm not aware of any CVS system that doesn't require that code be kept on the developer's computer.


On 04/21/2011 01:14 AM, Angelo wrote:
Well, I don't see the point of people downloading the code to their
*local* windows machine when they can edit files and working directly
into the development server through the network, I said mount but I
wanted to say network drive.

Does anyone have clue why git is behaving this odd? I'm really running
out of ideas here :(

Thank you in advance

On Apr 20, 6:12 pm, Konstantin Khomoutov
<flatw...@users.sourceforge.net>  wrote:
On Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:16:39 -0700 (PDT)

Angelo<angelo.more...@gmail.com>  wrote:


Now my setup is:
(GIT remote repository server - centos) ->  (Dev server - centos) ->
(windows machine through samba) 1
->  (windows machine through samba) 2
The windows machines that access to the dev server do so through
mounting a drive on the network.
Now to the issue, I do a "pull from remote repository" on Tortoise
Git, as expected I get all files, then when I go "check for
modifications" on tortoise there is nothing to be committed to my
local repo which is very weird because if I go to the command line and
go "git status" on that directory on my dev server I get the changes
that are not staged.
Anyone has any idea why is this happening?
Is it just me doing something wrong? I am so confused, don't even know
what to search for in Google.
I don't understand why are you using share mounts.
What prevents you from working like everyone else?
I mean, each Windows developer clones the main repository to their
respective *local* machine (using whatever tool they want, be it plain
msysgit or cygwin port of Git or Tortoise Git or whatever other
front-end), then they work on the code, then eventually pushe their
changes to the main repository (or to some other repository or
whatnot, depending on the adopted workflow).

In my opinion, trying to access a Git repository over a CIFS mount is
casting a great pain onto one's neck--Git on Windows has many rough
edges so it's better to stick to workflows proven to work.

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