Thomas Rast wrote:
> Junio C Hamano <> writes:

>> * jn/config-ignore-inaccessible (2013-04-15) 1 commit
>>  - config: allow inaccessible configuration under $HOME
>>  When $HOME is misconfigured to point at an unreadable directory, we
>>  used to complain and die. This loosens the check.
>>  I do not think we agreed that this is a good idea, though.
> As a data point: yesterday on IRC, two users complained that they each
> had this problem.

I think the approach taken in the patch above is a good one.  If
/etc/gitconfig contains important configuration, it is still not
ignored, errors other than permissions reading ~/.gitconfig are
still fatal, and permissions errors accessing ~/.gitconfig are no
longer fatal because they are expected as something very common
in normal setups.

I haven't been able to convince myself there is a different, better
behavior to be found.  Special-casing inaccessible $HOME while still
forbidding inaccessible $HOME/.config/git and $HOME/.gitconfig would
seem strange.

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