At present, 'git pack-refs' ignores any attempt to set config
variables (e.g. core.checkstat) from the command line using
the -c option to git. In order to enable such usage, add the
missing call to git_config() from cmd_pack_refs().

Signed-off-by: Ramsay Jones <>
 builtin/pack-refs.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/builtin/pack-refs.c b/builtin/pack-refs.c
index b20b1ec..ade1ae5 100644
--- a/builtin/pack-refs.c
+++ b/builtin/pack-refs.c
@@ -15,6 +15,9 @@ int cmd_pack_refs(int argc, const char **argv, const char 
                OPT_BIT(0, "prune", &flags, N_("prune loose refs (default)"), 
+       git_config(git_default_config, NULL);
        if (parse_options(argc, argv, prefix, opts, pack_refs_usage, 0))
                usage_with_options(pack_refs_usage, opts);
        return pack_refs(flags);

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