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LAB 5.1 git commit fail

jengeljengel Posts: 41
edited October 2017 in LFS201 Class Forum

In step 6 of Lab 5.1 we must execute

 git commit -m "My initial commit" --author="The genuis me <[email protected]>"

I get the reply back

"*** Please tell me who you are." .....fatal: unable to auto-detect email address (got '[email protected](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?

 

 

 

 

 

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  • luisviveropenaluisviveropena Posts: 298
    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.

    Thanks,

    Luis.

  • cvazquez8105cvazquez8105 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.

    [email protected]:/git-test# git config --global user.name "Genius"

    [email protected]:/git-test# git config --global user.email "[email protected]"

    [email protected]:/git-test# git commit -m "My initial commit" --author="A Genius <[email protected]>"

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

     Author: A Genius <[email protected]>

     1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

     create mode 100644 somejunkfile

    [email protected]:/git-test# get log

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

    get: command not found

    [email protected]:/git-test# git log

    commit 48a972083f324f322c02340231579f60a9ae4428

    Author: A Genius <[email protected]>

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

        My initial commit

    [email protected]:/git-test# 

     

  • luisviveropenaluisviveropena Posts: 298
    edited October 2017

    Hi cvasquez,

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

    Regards,

    Luis.

  • Hi Luis, tengo esta salida cuandos doy git status

    [email protected] git-test]# git status

    On branch master

    #

    Initial commit

    #

    Untracked files:

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

    #

    somejunkfile

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

    el objetivo del ejercicio cual es?

    muchas gracias

  • 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?

    Saludos,
    Luis.

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