Jeff King <> writes:

> On Tue, Jun 04, 2013 at 12:10:25PM -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> >> 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?
> Yeah, I think it would. I only said "under consideration" because I saw
> that it was in "next" and not elsewhere, and did not hunt down the exact
> status in "What's Cooking".

Sorry about that; it is in 'master' but "What's cooking" for that
pushout hasn't been published yet (the description of what I did
yesterday will be rolled into today's issue together with the
description of what I did today at the end of day).
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