On Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:24:48 -0700 (PDT) Lisa Zorn <lisa.z...@sfcta.org> wrote:
(CC'ing the msysgit mailing list, I suspect the discussion does really belong there, so possibly please cull git-users from the CC list when replying.) > 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_HuntersPtToCandlestickInterchangeOnly'... > 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"? Are you sure that the combination of "dir1\dir2" and that "Muni_..." thing does not exceed the limit of 260 or so characters? This has been discussed recently: , . I would try to debug this situation by monitoring which files are acce ssed by Git tools using Process Monitor  (ex. FileMon) -- you could filter its output by failed attempts to create/open files. 1. https://github.com/msysgit/msysgit/issues/52 2. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.msysgit/14572 3. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645 -- 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 email@example.com. 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.