On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:52 AM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Sitaram Chamarty <sitar...@gmail.com> writes:
>> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>>> John Arthorne <arthorne.ecli...@gmail.com> writes:
>>>> For all the details see this bugzilla, particularly comment #59 where we
>>>> finally narrowed this down:
>>>> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=343150
>>> What does "at the system level" in your "does *not* work at the
>>> system level." exactly mean?
>> "git config --system receive.denynonfastforwards true" is not honored.
>>  At all.  (And I checked there was nothing overriding it).
>> "--global" does work (is honored).
>> Tested on 1.7.11
> Thanks, and interesting.

Uggh.  My fault this one.

I had a very tight umask on root, and running 'git config --system'
created an /etc/gitconfig that was not readable by a normal user.

Running strace clued me in...

John: maybe it's as simple as that in your case too.

Junio/Brandon/Jeff: sorry for the false corroboration of John's report!
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