Broken commits in our repo

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at
Sun Nov 18 16:32:08 PST 2012

On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Enrico Weigelt <enrico.weigelt at> wrote:
> <snip>
> Did a little bit more research:
> git fsck on a fresh clone spits out long list of broken commit errors:
> (far more than 50 lines)
> error in commit edc18425b8c2455c5f0d172126156d90e7c06eb2: invalid author/committer line - missing space before email

$ git cat-file -p edc18425b8c2455c5f0d172126156d90e7c06eb2
tree 706ac10fbe9afecbe294b6d021500804223845b6
parent d73c47726d83afc4196c49f6e2cd4d7f2f435637
author Andre Fischer<andre.f.fischer <Andre
Fischer<andre.f.fischer at>> 1279813514 +0200
committer Andre Fischer<andre.f.fischer <Andre
Fischer<andre.f.fischer at>> 1279813514 +0200

renaissance1: #i107215# Replaced unhide text button by icon button.

So no, it is not a tree but indeed a commit... and the 'problem' is
that the email fo the committer is bad.. that came from a poor email
config or so hg-to-git or svn-to-git conversion issue
in any case:
1/ this is harmless
2/ this certainly is not worth the extreme pain of a git-rewrite


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