On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 07:33:35AM +0200, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> /usr/lib/git/git-daemon --syslog --detach --reuseaddr --user=git 
> --group=daemon --pid-file=/var/run/git-daemon.pid --export-all --user-path 
> --enable=receive-pack
> Try to pull as root or normal user results in:
> [pid 26786] access("/root/.config/git/config", R_OK) = -1 EACCES (Permission 
> denied)
> [pid 26786] write(2, "fatal: unable to access '/root/."..., 70) = 70
> [pid 26785] <... read resumed> "fatal: unable to access '/root/."..., 4096) = 
> 70
> [pid 26786] exit_group(128)
> Bisection fingered this commit, though it looks like it's really due to
> not forgetting who it was at birth.  It's not root, so has no business
> rummaging around in /root.  It used to not care, but this commit made
> "go away" while looking for non-existent config file terminal.

I ran into this too, although I'm running git-daemon via spawn-fcgi.
In order to convince newer Gits that you know what you're doing, you
just need to set HOME to somewhere Git can look.  For example:

  HOME=/ /usr/lib/git/git-daemon …

should work.  On Gentoo, I added the following to



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