Jonathan Nieder <> writes:

> 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.

OK.  Let's cook it in 'next' for a while and then decide what to do
post 1.8.3; I am perfectly fine with making it graduate to 'master'
immediately after 1.8.3 if everybody thinks this is a good idea.
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