[Ironruby-core] What works for you when you use git on windows ?

Thibaut Barrère thibaut.barrere at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 07:38:58 EDT 2009

Hi Ivan,

thanks - based on your input I could narrow the issue and managed to
pull the code out.

In case that's useful to someone else: if you have accents in your
name and have trouble pulling from git, check out c:\documents and
settings - I had 3 folders instead of one here ("Barrère" and
corrupted versions).

The fix was to:
- remove all duplicate folders
- uninstall cygwin, tortoisegit and msysgit
- reinstall msysgit
- add the following line at the top of c:\program files\git\etc\profile
  export HOME="/c/program files/git/home"
- create the git/home folder
- recreate the ssh key following github guidelines at

cheers, thanks again,

-- Thibaut

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:44 PM, Ivan Porto Carrero
<ivan at flanders.co.nz> wrote:
> I use msysgit with openssl.. that works properly for me.
> The thing is that when the installer asks you how much it can mess with your
> system. that you choose the second option so you can use it with powershell
> or cmd
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> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Thibaut Barrère
> <thibaut.barrere at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm having bad times trying to just pull my fork on Windows. So far I
>> always pulled from the Mac, and used a shared folder inside a Parallels VM
>> to run what I needed. Now that I want to edit the IronRuby code under
>> VisualStudio, Parallels is just too slow on my machine for that. I need to
>> be able to pull from BootCamp directly.
>> So for those forking and patching on windows, what's your current git
>> setup ? Do you use msysgit ? Passphrase or not ? Plink ?
>> Any idea of what is supposed to work will be helpful.
>> cheers,
>> -- Thibaut
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