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From Christopher <>
Subject Re: Git is writable now and other FYI's
Date Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:10:17 GMT
Alternatively, Springdale Linux ( has
RPMs that will work on RHEL6/CentOS6. You just need git
and perl-Git (

Christopher L Tubbs II

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Keith Turner <> wrote:
> 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
> make install
> cd contrib/credential/gnome-keyring
> make
> 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
> to
> 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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