Nick Muerdter <> writes:

> As of git and above (tested up to, if the home
> directory can't be accessed, it results in a fatal error. In git 1.8.1
> and below this same setup just resulted in warnings. Was this an
> intentional change?

I think this was done to not just help diagnosing misconfiguration,
but to prevent an unintended misconfiguration from causing problems
(e.g. the user thinks is set up correctly, but forbids Git
from reading it from the configuration files, and ends up creating
commits under wrong names).

Somebody please correct me if this weren't the case...
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