Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 648111
git commit fails if gedit already active
Last modified: 2013-01-10 05:46:05 EST
Description of problem:
I have an existing instance of gedit with some contents displayed, I do a 'git commit' and gedit displays the expected git file to add a comment, but git then gives up with an error message 'Aborting commit due to empty commit message.' - before I have a chance to add a commit message.
The same behaviour is is seen in Fedora 12 as in Fedora 14 Beta, git versions 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 respectively.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
git versions 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gedit <filename>
2. modify a file
3. gedit add .
4. git commit
Changing the Fedora version to 14, as it occurs on 14 beta, as well as on Fedora 12.
It is most likely applicable to other architectures, editors, and operating systems. Though I found the problem on 64 bit Linux with 2 different AMD processors
I think you need to find a way to tell gedit not to fork so that git can actually get the edited text back. For example, to use gvim as the editor, you'd need to use "gvim -f" as EDITOR or core.editor or however you're configuring the editor that git uses. I don't know gedit nor do I see an option for doing this at a glance. But this is not a git bug in my opinion.
This is definitively gedit bug (or rather RFE). Reassigning.
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