Bug 648111 - git commit fails if gedit already active
git commit fails if gedit already active
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gedit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2010-10-30 21:02 EDT by Nivag
Modified: 2013-01-10 05:46 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 16:15:55 EDT
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Description Nivag 2010-10-30 21:02:10 EDT
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 and respectively.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
git versions and

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gedit <filename>
2. modify a file
3. gedit add .
4. git commit
Actual results:
error message

Expected results:
commit succeeds

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nivag 2010-10-30 21:15:11 EDT
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
Comment 2 Todd Zullinger 2010-10-31 10:24:56 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2010-11-19 05:38:56 EST
This is definitively gedit bug (or rather RFE). Reassigning.
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