Next problem: empty ident <joern@limerick.(none)> not allowed

From: Jörn Engel <>
Date: 2006-04-19 06:25:25
After successfully using a central object store with git://... instead
of rsync://... (thanks to Sam and Linus), I've run into the next

$ env | grep GIT

$ git pull git://
Unpacking 74 objects
 100% (74/74) done
Trying really trivial in-index merge...
fatal: empty ident  <joern@limerick.(none)> not allowed

Adding this to .git/config solved the problem:
	name = "Joern Engel"
	email = ""

And now I have some questions:
1. Why didn't the environment variables work?
2. Why is there a check for commit information when I pull from some


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gene pool.
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Received on Wed Apr 19 06:26:01 2006

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