On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 09:05:25 -0800 (PST) AdrianH <adrian.hawry...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I was trying to fetch a svn repo and it kept saying: > > Authentication realm: <*site*> *repo* login > password for '*local computer login name*': > > Wtf? I tried to set the username using the command: > > git config github.user '*my repo username*' WTF? What does *github* users have to do with Subversion repositories? git-config manual page does not contain the word "github" as well and I can't say I was surprised to discover this. I recall I've read long time ago that github folks have really implemented some sort of a shim to make it possible to fetch certain revisions using Subversion but why on Earth anyone would want to do this using git-svn?! To my knowledge, implementation of that shim was intended to provide a stop-gap solution to mitigate low spread of Git among Windows users (due to shortage of familiar/polished GUI tools etc). > > but with no joy. > > Do I have to use --username on all of my commands? REALLY? Grrrr.... The subversion client which is ultimately called by git-svn is supposed to cache your credentials for each repository you access unless this is overridden in the client's (or whatever, I dunno) Subversion configuration file. The [auth] section of the client's configuration file on my system mentions these variables which appear to be of interest: store-passwords, store-auth-creds. Since you provided precisely zero information about your environment, finding out locations of the configuration files is left as an exercise for you. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.