I agree, windows permissions are annoying. Actually it might be a
permission within the git_src folder getting copied down. Have you looked
at that?

Wes

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM, Lisa Zorn <lisa.z...@sfcta.org> wrote:

> Thanks, I tried making sure I set things to not RO but I'll try more
> (windows permissions are confusing, I am never sure if I'm succeeding with
> things using the UI).
> The other thing is that before this, we git clone many other things into dir2
> and they all work fine, but this one fails.
> And it's re-producable; if I delete dir2 and start over, the same thing
> happens on the same git_src (ok clearly that's Muni_GenevaBRT_**
> HuntersPtToCandlestickIntercha**ngeOnly but I was trying to simplify my
> email) after succeeding with other git clones before that).
> -Lisa
>
>
> On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:37:34 PM UTC-7, Wes Freeman wrote:
>
>> Check your permissions on dir1, and make sure it's not set as read-only
>> or something.
>>
>> Wes
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Lisa Zorn <lisa...@sfcta.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>> I have been using git for years and have not run into this problem
>>> before.  I tried to git clone a repo that's on a local drive, and I get
>>> this error:
>>> dir1\dir2>git clone -b master Y:\git_src
>>> Cloning into 'Muni_GenevaBRT_**HuntersPtToCandlestickIntercha**
>>> ngeOnly'...
>>> done.
>>> fatal: unable to overwrite old ref-pack file: Permission denied
>>> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
>>>
>>> However, when I run it in another directory (not a subdir of dir1), it
>>> works fine.  But it's repeatable; if I run it from dir1\dirX it happens
>>> again.
>>> I am using the stable version of git, and I'm on windows.  What's going
>>> on with the "old ref-pack file"?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> -Lisa
>>>
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