On Friday, 7 September 2012 22:22:05 UTC+1, jak wrote:
> I downloaded and installed 1.7.11 from  http://git-scm.com/download/win last 
> week. (actually I've done it twice).
> I'm having several problems that seems like my install is missing 
> something.
> 1) missing man executable. When I type git help add  for instance, I get:
>    $ git help add
>    warning: failed to exec 'man': No such file or directory
>    fatal: no man viewer handled the request
> when I look in the bin directory, no man command. 
> 2) to work around this, I did git config --global help.format web  and set 
> my help.browser too, but I get the same
>     error as above when I do git help, Here is my config output:
> $ git config help.format
> web
>     However, if I do git help -w add, the help page comes up in my browser 
> as expected.
>     How come my default setting is not working?

This is a problem in the first release of the 1.7.11 installer for msysgit. 
This was fixed in the next release [1], but git-scm.com linked to the first 
release for a while. I emailed the website's maintainer, and the link is 
now correct, but looks like you downloaded msysgit when it wasn't...

> 3) (worst problem) - I cannot get pull to work from my repository on 
> github (I am able to push). When I do
>    "git pull",     I get a popup window:
> git.exe- System Error.
> The program can't start because libiconv-2.dll is missing from your 
> computer.
> Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
> but when I go to Git's bin directory the dll is there:
> $ ls -l libi*
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 jak      Administ  1241889 Sep  2 17:02 libiconv-2.dll
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 jak      Administ   978432 Sep  2 17:02 libiconv2.dll
> Pretty frustrating.  Any help would be greatly appreciated
> jim

That's a new one on me. I installed the faulty version while trying to help 
someone debug the man problem, and didn't hit that.

Try installing the latest release of msysgit, and if that doesn't help 
here, try [2].



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