Re: What's up with the GIT archive on

From: Linus Torvalds <>
Date: 2005-09-12 05:56:12
On Sun, 11 Sep 2005, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> I had to specify both GIT_DIR and GIT_OBJECT_DIRECTORY to make
> git-prune-packed behave as expected. I assume this is normal when I
> rename the .git directory like in this case.

You should only need to specify GIT_DIR - it should figure out that the 
object directory follows GIT_DIR on its own.

Also, I forget what version of git is installed on The
"alternates" support has been around for a while, and looking at the date
of "/usr/bin/git" it _seems_ recent (Sep 7), but I haven't seen any
announcement of updating since the last one (which was git-0.99.4, which
is too old).

You can try removing all the packs in your .git/objects/packs directory. 
Everything _should_ still work fine.

Famous last words.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Received on Mon Sep 12 05:57:00 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : 2005-09-12 05:57:02 EST