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LAB 5.1 git commit fail

jengel Posts: 41

In step 6 of Lab 5.1 we must execute

 git commit -m "My initial commit" --author="The genuis me <me@myself.com>"

I get the reply back

"*** Please tell me who you are." .....fatal: unable to auto-detect email address (got 'student@ubuntu.(none)'). I am using the official course VM  Ubuntu 16-04.

In step 7 you do actually set these options, and once completed step 6 will work

 I suggest to maybe swap the steps in the labs?







  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 1,169
    edited September 2017

    Hi Jengel,

    In this lab, yes, you can swap step 6 with 7. In fact it was already configured in the system that's showing the lab, so it didn't get the error you had.



  • cvazquez8105
    cvazquez8105 Posts: 7
    edited October 2017

    my OS is ubuntu and I got the same error even after performing the git config commands. What I noticed was that the error was telling me to input "global" git config. So I used the following and it worked.

    root@lcfs-vm:/git-test# git config --global user.name "Genius"

    root@lcfs-vm:/git-test# git config --global user.email "genius@genius.com"

    root@lcfs-vm:/git-test# git commit -m "My initial commit" --author="A Genius <blah@linux.com>"

    [master (root-commit) 48a9720] My initial commit

     Author: A Genius <blah@linux.com>

     1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

     create mode 100644 somejunkfile

    root@lcfs-vm:/git-test# get log

    No command 'get' found, but there are 18 similar ones

    get: command not found

    root@lcfs-vm:/git-test# git log

    commit 48a972083f324f322c02340231579f60a9ae4428

    Author: A Genius <blah@linux.com>

    Date:   Fri Oct 6 11:47:30 2017 -0700

        My initial commit



  • luisviveropena
    luisviveropena Posts: 1,169
    edited October 2017

    Hi cvasquez,

    Yes, that works. Anyway, you should be able to run git commits with a normal user (instead root).



  • chmorenos

    Hi Luis, tengo esta salida cuandos doy git status

    root@localhost git-test]# git status

    On branch master


    Initial commit


    Untracked files:

    (use "git add ..." to include in what will be committed)



    nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to try

    el objetivo del ejercicio cual es?

    muchas gracias

  • luisviveropena

    Hola chmorenos,

    El objetivo de este laboratorio es introducirse en el uso de git; para eso se ejecutan varios comandos básicos con el fin de quedar con un ambiente funcional de git y realizar algunas operaciones también básicas.

    ¿Seguiste todos los pasos del laboratorio?



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