On Fri, Aug 9, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Thorsten Glaser <t...@mirbsd.de> wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder dixit:

>>I wonder if it's too gentle and long to get the point across.  Would
>>something the following (including the guesses in the message for
>>easier copy-pasting) help?
> Definitely not. It needs to fail hard if user.email is not set,
> i.e. refuse to accept the commit.

Completely agree, and I argued this point some time ago.

>>is set and not set.  Git already notices the cases where the guessed
>>email address ends with ".(none)" and errors out, and it could make
>>sense to be more aggressive.
> The guessed addresses are like 'de...@pc-bn-041.lan.tarent.de'
> instead of 'd.e...@tarent.de' which is the correct Kolab address
> (this information can be publicly accessed since the project I
> noticed it in is on our public FusionForge instance, so I don’t
> think sharing specifics is bad here, but please don’t hammer our
> poor trainee with spam now). So they’re a “correct” unix username
> at a correct FQDN (which, thanks to split-horizon, even would
> work internally, except there’s of course no MTA set up) and
> won’t be caught by *.(none) matches.

This is how to implement that:

>From f1feaa05ce3772d8006078c4aeabcbd55b52d58e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Felipe Contreras 2nd <felipe.contrera...@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:33:12 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] ident: don't allow implicit email addresses

Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com>
 ident.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ident.c b/ident.c
index 1c123e6..85fc729 100644
--- a/ident.c
+++ b/ident.c
@@ -301,9 +301,9 @@ const char *fmt_ident(const char *name, const char *email,

        if (strict && email == git_default_email.buf &&
-           strstr(email, "(none)")) {
+               !(user_ident_explicitly_given & IDENT_MAIL_GIVEN)) {
                fputs(env_hint, stderr);
-               die("unable to auto-detect email address (got '%s')", email);
+               die("no explicit email address");

        if (want_date) {

Felipe Contreras
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