On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 03:20:46PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote: > "W. Trevor King" <wk...@tremily.us> writes: > > > 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). > > Sounds like we need a documentation update somewhere.
Yeah, I'd be happy to drop my patch if somebody wants to write a documentation update instead. > > 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? > > Doesn't access_or_die() say > > die_errno(_("unable to access '%s'"), path); > > already? I am puzzled... I think the point is that it could add ...and I was looking in /root, because that is where your HOME points. Shouldn't you be able to read your own HOME directory? which should make it painfully obvious to the user what is going on. -Peff -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html