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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] git migration status

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] git migration status
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:02:31 -0800

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 1:34 PM, Bob Proulx <address@hidden> wrote:
> Bob Proulx wrote:
>> There has been some progress, regression, and progress again on the
>> git server side of things.
> Plus one more time...
> One part of the service that I had not thought about testing was use
> of git clone --depth 1 to build shallow clones.  This results in two
> separate problems in different places.  Which again was discovered and
> reported causing me to roll git back to the old server.
> Thank you Evelyn for the problem report!  It was someone a couple of
> miles from me that I know in real life.  It is a small world!
> The first problem is with the git-daemon server.  It is run as the
> nobody user and has no permissions to write files in the file system.
> However it is trying to create a shallow_XXXXXX file in the git
> repository where XXXXXX is replaced by the mkstemp(3) file name guess.
> This action is not permitted and should not be permitted.  The git
> daemon should not be writing files there.  This prevents shallow
> clones using anonymous git from functioning.  However on other systems
> the shallow_XXXXXX file is placed elsewhere that there is write
> access.  I am chasing this down.
> The second problem is that the http dumb transport also fails when
> using the git clone --depth 1 option.  However we should be using the
> transport which should be working.  I am chasing this down.

Thanks for all the work, Bob!

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