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From Keith Turner <>
Subject Re: Git is writable now and other FYI's
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:25:22 GMT
Thanks for the instructions Christopher.  I had to take the additional step
of compiling git-credential-gnome-keyring.  I did the following.

git clone
cd git/
git checkout v1.8.3.3
make install
cd contrib/credential/gnome-keyring
cp git-credential-gnome-keyring ~/bin

I had alread cloned from apache and was committing locally.  I had to
change my url in .git/config from


Now I am up and running with the latest git and gnome keyring is working.

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:57 PM, Christopher <> wrote:

> So, git is writable now.
> If you have a newer (>1.8.0) version of git on a Gnome-based
> distribution of Linux, you may want to consider using gnome-keyring
> for your credential helper (don't forget your username in the
> upstream/clone url for this to work; this is different from versions
> 1.7.x where you must omit your username in the url to utilize the
> ~/.netrc file with curl). This will help you avoid typing in your
> password for every push without saving it in a plaintext file:
> git config --global credential.helper gnome-keyring
> I went ahead and deleted the remote branches that had already been
> merged to trunk in subversion before switching, and whose changes
> already appear in master. I'm not sure if we want to do the same for
> release-candidate tags (I did delete an old test tag I had made, so it
> is possible).
> I also updated merged some changes I made for ACCUMULO-1030 into
> master, and it looks like the git commit notifications work fine.
> About the git commit notifications.... they seem to provide a separate
> notification for each commit, and all at once when you push. I'm not
> sure if we can tweak this, but as is, it seems to encourage squashing
> commits before pushing to the asf git repo. What's nice, though, is
> you also get notifications for things other than commits, like branch
> deletes.
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II

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