On Sat, May 04, 2013 at 08:55:39PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> >>   http://colabti.org/irclogger/irclogger_log/git?date=2013-05-03#l3022
> >>   http://colabti.org/irclogger/irclogger_log/git?date=2013-05-03#l3111
> >
> > 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.

FWIW, I do think this is the best path. I don't like the complex "which
errors are fatal" rule, but I think it is easily the most practical

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