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From: Junio C Hamano <>
To: Jeff King <>
Cc: Dakota Hawkins <>,
Subject: Re: Issue with global config defaults "user.useConfigOnly = true" + "pull.rebase = preserve" - ""
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:32:40 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Jeff King's message of "Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:11:22 -0400")

Jeff King <> writes:

>> > 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 think that is a reasonable argument, but to solve this for a more
>> general case, shouldn't we be discussing a solution that would also
>> work when rebase _does_ need to create a new commit?  And when the
>> latter is solved, I would imagine that "this rebase happens to be
>> fast-forward, and not having an ident shouldn't be an issue for this
>> special case" would become moot.
> Wouldn't it be wrong to create a commit with non-config ident when
> user.useConfigOnly is set, though?

That is exactly what I was getting at.

> If the user is doing a one-off thing where they do not care if their
> crappy, fake ident makes it into a commit object, then the right thing
> is:
>   git -c user.useConfigOnly=false pull --rebase
> or even:
>   git -c pull --rebase

Hmm, I somehow had an impression that these git commands are not
what the end-user runs from the command line, but wrapper tools like
"go get" has a hardcoded invocation of "git pull".

If a user sets useconfigonly globally, each repository must have
ident the user wants to use in it configured, so I would think that
a solution should be something that makes it easy to do so.

  reply	other threads:[~2016-07-29 18:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-07-29  9:17 Issue with global config defaults "user.useConfigOnly = true" + "pull.rebase = preserve" - "" Dakota Hawkins
2016-07-29 17:47 ` Junio C Hamano
2016-07-29 18:11   ` Jeff King
2016-07-29 18:32     ` Junio C Hamano [this message]
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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