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From: Dakota Hawkins <>
Subject: Issue with global config defaults "user.useConfigOnly = true" + "pull.rebase = preserve" - ""
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:17:15 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


I have a question which may be a bug (I'm a bit skeptical), but here goes:

In my global .gitconfig, I have "user.useConfigOnly = true" and isn't set there (I prefer to be forced to set it on a
per-repo basis, as I use different emails for work and personal
repos). I ALSO have "pull.rebase = preserve" set.

An example of the problem I have is with tools like golang (I filed an
issue there, they closed it and suggested the problem is with git or
my config:
that use git to pull in package repos without any real user
interaction. When something like that runs a git pull for me (to
update a package repo) my global config makes it try to rebase, which
fails because git doesn't know who I am.

With golang, at least, there's no help setting-up all of its cloned
repos with my user information in local configs, it's a manual step
and I have to repeat it anytime anything decided to clone a new repo
to use as a package, so it's at least persistently frustrating. Hence
the golang bug, which I think is still a bug because they should
handle this better.

In those cases specifically, I never have local commits that differ
from the remote, so a "pull --ff-only" should leave me in the same
state as a "pull --rebase".

Is this a case of rebase trying to make sure it has enough information
for me to be a committer before knowing whether I even need to rewrite
any commits, and could/should that be avoided? Alternatively (or also)
could/should rebase detect that a fast-forward is possible and prefer
to do that instead?

I would not be surprised to learn that there's something I don't know
or haven't considered that explains why those things aren't really
do-able, but if that's the case I'd be interested to know what they
are (I'd love to go back to the golang people and tell them to re-open
my bug because there's nothing wrong with git).

Thanks for your time, and please let me know if you'd like any
additional information.

- Dakota Hawkins

             reply	other threads:[~2016-07-29  9:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-07-29  9:17 Dakota Hawkins [this message]
2016-07-29 17:47 ` Issue with global config defaults "user.useConfigOnly = true" + "pull.rebase = preserve" - "" Junio C Hamano
2016-07-29 18:11   ` Jeff King
2016-07-29 18:32     ` Junio C Hamano
2016-07-29 18:39       ` Jeff King
2016-07-29 18:52         ` Jeff King
2016-07-29 18:37     ` Junio C Hamano
2016-07-29 22:31       ` Jeff King
2016-07-29 22:45         ` Junio C Hamano
2016-07-29 22:49           ` Jeff King
2016-07-30 16:41             ` Dakota Hawkins
2016-08-11 22:44         ` Junio C Hamano
2016-09-09 15:32           ` Johannes Schindelin
2016-09-09 16:09             ` Junio C Hamano
2016-09-09 19:00               ` Junio C Hamano
2016-09-09 23:31                 ` Dakota Hawkins
2016-07-29 18:20   ` Junio C Hamano
2016-07-29 18:31     ` Jeff King

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