Matthieu Moy <> writes:

> Jeff King <> writes:
>> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 10:48:18AM +0200, Matthieu Moy wrote:
>>> Junio C Hamano <> writes:
>>> > But is it really true that we want to error out on missing HOME if
>>> > we have usable XDG stuff?
>>> Anyone else have an opinion on this?
>>> In short, the question is whether
>>>   export XDG_CONFIG_HOME=some-existing-dir
>>>   unset HOME
>>>   git config foo.baz boz
>>> should die("$HOME is unset") or use the XDG config file.
>> What did previous versions of git do? From my reading of 21cf32279, the
>> previous behavior was that if $HOME was not set, git would silently
>> avoid reading from $HOME/.gitconfig entirely.
> Yes, and this is still the case for _reading_. But the current case is
> about deciding which file to use when _writing_. Git was already dying
> when writing with an unset $HOME.

Umm, are you sure?  I may be somewhat confused about this, but the tests
I used to trigger the access(NULL) were IIRC

  unset HOME
  git config --get
  git config --global --get

none of which is writing....

Thomas Rast
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