On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 12:54:34PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> I also have a suspicion that your patch makes things worse for
> people who are more adept at these issues around running daemons
> than the people who introduced this problem in the first place (eh,
> that's "us")…
> A trade off to make things slightly easier for one sysadmin by
> making another thing impossible to do for another sysadmin does not
> sound like a good one.

As one of the less experienced folks tripped up by this issue, I think
that setting HOME explicitly before invoking the daemon is simple
enough (which is why I just fixed my invocation and didn't post to the
list).  The difficulty was figuring out why the daemon was dying in
the first place (which involved bisection for me as well).  Maybe
there could be an additional note about HOME to flesh out:

  fatal: unable to access '/root/.config/git/config': Permission denied

when there's an EACCES error for the per-user config?  On the other
hand, the code to handle this might be more trouble than it's worth.


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