On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 5:14 PM, Daniel Corbe <co...@corbe.net> wrote:
> Karsten Blees <karsten.bl...@gmail.com> writes:
>> Am 18.08.2014 00:01, schrieb Erik Faye-Lund:
>>> On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM, Daniel Corbe <co...@corbe.net> wrote:
>>>> I installed git on my Windows machine while it was connected to my
>>>> corporate network.  It picked up on that fact and used a mapped drive to
>>>> store its configuration file.
>>>> As a result, I cannot currently use git when disconnected from my
>>>> network.  It throws the following error message: fatal: unable to access
>>>> 'Z:\/.config/git/config': Invalid argument
>>>> Obviously this value is stored in the registry somewhere because I made
>>>> an attempt to uninstall and reinstall git with the same results.
>>>> Can someone give me some guidance here?
>>> Git looks for the per-user configuration in $HOME/.gitconfig, and if
>>> $HOME is not set, it falls back to $HOMEDIR/$HOMEPATH/.gitconfig. My
>>> guess would be some of these environment variables are incorrectly set
>>> on your system.
>> To be precise, git checks if %HOME% is set _and_ the directory exists before
>> falling back to %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%.
>> If %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% isn't set or the directory doesn't exist either, it
>> falls back to %USERPROFILE%, which is always local (C:/Users/<yourname>), 
>> even
>> if disconnected from the network (at least that's how its supposed to be).
> Awesome!  Thanks for the advice.
> %HOMEDRIVE% and %HOMEPATH% are indeed set by my system and point to an
>  (often disconnected) network drive.  I manually forced %HOME% to
>  %USERPROFILE% and it works like a charm now.
> I would argue that on Windows %USERPROFILE% should be checked first (or
> at least after %HOME%).

Why? Then people won't be able to have their config files on network-shares, no?

I think a somewhat better approach would be to resolve the home
directory lazily, unless %HOME% is set. That way we can check that
%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% actually exists as it's being accessed. Or you
could just restart your shell when you disconnect...
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