It's occurring to me that right now, I have a bare repository and intend to 
keep it that way if I can. If I were to have the reviewboard instance 
accessing git directly through the file system, would it need a working 
directory in order to function?

Is there a way I could set up a git repo on the reviewboard server, 
tracking our remote, and simply have it fetch when it needs to verify any 

On Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:45:27 AM UTC-8, Jonathan Anderson wrote:
> It sounds like this is a documentation issue then. I don't believe that, 
> in the process of setting up our reviewboard, there was an indication that 
> the repository needed to be hosted locally. In fact, the repository 
> settings in the UI suggested otherwise.
> I'll give this a try and update back here.
> On Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:26:28 AM UTC-8, Christian Hammond 
> wrote:
>> Unfortunately, that configuration can't work, unless there's also a raw 
>> file URL field that's filled out. Git's protocol has no ability to fetch 
>> the kind of information we need remotely, including individual files. 
>> For Git, it's a requirement to either host the repository on the Review 
>> Board server (or through something like an NFS mount), or to use a service 
>> like GitWeb. GitWeb is the recommended route right now (though we're 
>> working on a service to help make all this easier). 
>> If the other changes were successfully posting, my guess is that they 
>> were introducing new files, which doesn't require communication with the 
>> repository. Otherwise, there's no way that the file verification could have 
>> worked with a remote Git path. 
>> Christian 
>> --   
>> Christian Hammond -   
>> Review Board -   
>> Beanbag, Inc. - 
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: Liam Reimers <> 
>> Reply: Liam Reimers <>> 
>> Date: February 13, 2015 at 3:40:54 PM 
>> To: <>> 
>> Cc: <>>, <
>> Subject:  Re: The specified diff file could not be parsed. 
>> >   
>> >   
>> > > Ah, I just saw part of your error: "Not a git repository: 'None.'" 
>> > > 
>> > > How is your repository configured in Review Board? 
>> >   
>> >   
>> > Name - Repository 
>> > Hosting - None (custom) 
>> > Type - Git 
>> > Path - git@server:path/repo.git 
>> >   
>> > However, note that the client can post a review request using one 
>> > invocation (with HEAD~) and not the other, so it would seem that the 
>> repo 
>> > is configured correctly? 
>> >   

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