Johannes Sixt wrote:
> Am 04.06.2013 18:08, schrieb Jeff King:

>> However, since changing user id and leaving $HOME is so common, there is
>> a patch under consideration to loosen the check only for the case of
>> EACCES on files in $HOME. That commit is 4698c8f (config: allow
>> inaccessible configuration under $HOME, 2013-04-12); it's not yet in any
>> released version of git, though.
> I've a PHP script in ~/public_html that runs git. Without the mentioned
> patch, the script bails out due to this error. This time it's Apache
> that gets me into trouble because at the time the PHP script and git
> run, $HOME is still /root, but the user identity is not root anymore.
> The patch is direly needed; without it, I need to use 'env
> HOME=/home/j6t /usr/local/bin/git' in my script.

I could be remembering wrong, but I thought it was not so much "under
consideration" as "accepted for 1.8.4".  I haven't heard any
compelling reasons not to apply it.

Would it would make sense against earlier releases as well?

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