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From: Siavash <>
To: Jonathan Nieder <>
Cc: Siavash <>,
Subject: Re: [Bug] git-credential-netrc.perl is not built and is not available in `exec-path`
Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 14:56:09 +0430	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>


On 2021-05-21 01:11:26 +0430, Jonathan Nieder <> wrote:
> I'm missing some basic information:
> - what platform are you running on?

I'm using Arch Linux with Linux v5.12.5-arch1-1.

> - what commands did you use to install Git?

`sudo pacman -S git`

> - what are you trying to do?  That can help us with understanding the
>   problem or giving better advice tailored to the use case.  The netrc
>   credential helper is mostly meant as a demo, since libcurl supports
>   ~/.netrc on its own already.

I wanted to use `git-credential-netrc.perl` to use `.authinfo.gpg` as
git credential. The `gitcredentials` manual said use:
`git config --global credential-helper foo`
for using credential helpers. It also mentioned that `git credential-`
gets prepended to the external helpers. So I expected:
`git config --global credential-helper 'netrc'`
to work.

I can use it as a helper if I use an absolute path:

After looking at the `PKGBUILD` file in Arch Linux's git repository, I
found out that they are not making "netrc".

So this is not a bug. As Jeff King mentioned as well.
I should have checked the `PKGBUILD`.

The output of `git --exec-path` is `/usr/lib/git-core`. And there are
other helpers there(made by Arch Linux).
This is the output of `lsd /usr/lib/git-core/ | rg credential`:

I expected the third-party helpers to be in the output of `git help -a`
as mentioned in the manual. They are not in the `PATH`, but they are in
git's `exec-path`.  So shouldn't they be printed in the help output?

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-21 10:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-20  9:51 [Bug] git-credential-netrc.perl is not built and is not available in `exec-path` Siavash
2021-05-20 20:41 ` Jonathan Nieder
2021-05-21 10:26   ` Siavash [this message]
2021-05-21  1:55 ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-21 10:04   ` Jeff King
2021-05-21 22:27     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-23 19:57       ` Jeff King
2021-05-24  3:01         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-24 10:05           ` Renaming "non-contrib" things out of contrib/* (was "Re: [Bug] git-credential-netrc.perl[...]") Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-24 17:21             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-24 23:18               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-25  1:23                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-25  6:51             ` Junio C Hamano
2021-05-25  7:31               ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-25  9:05                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-25 10:35               ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-21 10:06 ` [Bug] git-credential-netrc.perl is not built and is not available in `exec-path` Jeff King

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