Installing 'git:send-email' masks underlying git installations and does not imply installing git

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  • Jonathan Brielmaier
  • Josh Marshall
  • zimoun
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Josh Marshall wrote on 16 May 2020 22:59
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When installing "git:send-email", the dependency "git" is not
installed. Installing this also masks a local installation of git
masked when running in a foreign distro. The particular failure
observed is that repos transferred over https no longer worked with
the error `fatal: unable to find remote helper for 'https'`.
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Jonathan Brielmaier wrote on 17 May 2020 00:39
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This also happens in a different constellation. I have installed git via
system config and git:send-email via user profile.

This also leads to the mention error with https repos.
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zimoun wrote on 28 Oct 2020 19:00
(name . Josh Marshall)(address . joshua.r.marshall.1991@gmail.com)(address . 41339@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Dear,

On Sat, 16 May 2020 at 16:59, Josh Marshall <joshua.r.marshall.1991@gmail.com> wrote:

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> When installing "git:send-email", the dependency "git" is not
> installed.

It is an eternal question. :-) Should installing the package “python-foo”
or “r-bar” also install the package “python” or the package “r-minimal”?

Well, the answer seems being: it is up to the user. Because of
diversity. Imagine that I want to install Git version x.y and the Git
package coming with “git:send-email” is at version p.q. Just one
example.

Therefore, I do not think it can be considered as a bug.

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> Installing this also masks a local installation of git
> masked when running in a foreign distro. The particular failure
> observed is that repos transferred over https no longer worked with
> the error `fatal: unable to find remote helper for 'https'`.

I am not sure to understand. What do you mean? Could you provide an
example to reproduce?


All the best,
simon
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Josh Marshall wrote on 28 Oct 2020 22:05
(name . zimoun)(address . zimon.toutoune@gmail.com)(address . 41339@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Gosh, it has been months. I'm not sure, and I'm pretty mentally spent.

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM zimoun <zimon.toutoune@gmail.com> wrote:

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> Dear,
>
> On Sat, 16 May 2020 at 16:59, Josh Marshall <
> joshua.r.marshall.1991@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > When installing "git:send-email", the dependency "git" is not
> > installed.
>
> It is an eternal question. :-) Should installing the package “python-foo”
> or “r-bar” also install the package “python” or the package “r-minimal”?
>
> Well, the answer seems being: it is up to the user. Because of
> diversity. Imagine that I want to install Git version x.y and the Git
> package coming with “git:send-email” is at version p.q. Just one
> example.
>
> Therefore, I do not think it can be considered as a bug.
>
> > Installing this also masks a local installation of git
> > masked when running in a foreign distro. The particular failure
> > observed is that repos transferred over https no longer worked with
> > the error `fatal: unable to find remote helper for 'https'`.
>
> I am not sure to understand. What do you mean? Could you provide an
> example to reproduce?
>
>
> All the best,
> simon
>
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zimoun wrote on 28 Oct 2020 23:45
(name . Josh Marshall)(address . joshua.r.marshall.1991@gmail.com)(address . 41339@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Dear,

On Wed, 28 Oct 2020 at 17:05, Josh Marshall <joshua.r.marshall.1991@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Gosh, it has been months. I'm not sure, and I'm pretty mentally
> spent.

Sorry for the delay.


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> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM zimoun <zimon.toutoune@gmail.com> wrote:

>> > Installing this also masks a local installation of git
>> > masked when running in a foreign distro. The particular failure
>> > observed is that repos transferred over https no longer worked with
>> > the error `fatal: unable to find remote helper for 'https'`.
>>
>> I am not sure to understand. What do you mean? Could you provide an
>> example to reproduce?

Well, I mark this bug as moreinfo for now. Feel free to provide an
example to reproduce when you can.


All the best,
simon
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zimoun wrote on 28 Oct 2020 23:45
tags 41339 moreinfo
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tags 41339 moreinfo
thanks
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zimoun wrote on 28 Oct 2020 23:58
Re: bug#41339: Installing 'git:send-email' masks underlying git installations and does not imply installing git
(name . Jonathan Brielmaier)(address . jonathan.brielmaier@web.de)(address . 41339@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi Jonathan,

On Sun, 17 May 2020 at 00:39, Jonathan Brielmaier <jonathan.brielmaier@web.de> wrote:

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> This also leads to the mention error with https repos.

Could you provide an example to reproduce?


All the best,
simon
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