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

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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 notinstalled. Installing this also masks a local installation of gitmasked when running in a foreign distro. The particular failureobserved is that repos transferred over https no longer worked withthe 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 viasystem 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
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Dear,
On Sat, 16 May 2020 at 16:59, Josh Marshall <joshua.r.marshall.1991@gmail.com> wrote:
Toggle quote (3 lines)> 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 ofdiversity. Imagine that I want to install Git version x.y and the Gitpackage coming with “git:send-email” is at version p.q. Just oneexample.
Therefore, I do not think it can be considered as a bug.
Toggle quote (5 lines)> 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 anexample to reproduce?

All the best,simon
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Josh Marshall wrote on 28 Oct 2020 22:05
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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:
Toggle quote (30 lines)> 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:
Toggle quote (3 lines)> Gosh, it has been months. I'm not sure, and I'm pretty mentally> spent.
Sorry for the delay.

Toggle quote (10 lines)> 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 anexample to reproduce when you can.

All the best,simon
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zimoun wrote on 28 Oct 2020 23:45
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tags 41339 moreinfothanks
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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:
Toggle quote (2 lines)> 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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