I get the following errors trying to use Git on z/OS. I’m not sure what’s causing them. It almost seems like maybe an encoding issue like git can’t read the file in UTF-8? I could be completely off base though.
warning: templates not found C
fatal: bad config line 1 in file /u/users/xxx/git/test/.git/config
$git config --global --user.name xxxx
fatal: bad config line 1 in file .git/config
git version 2.12.0
GNU bash, version 4.2.50(49)-release (i370-ibm-openedition)
These happen even if I delete ~/.git and the .git directory where I am trying to git init
Anyone seen something like this before and have any suggestions?
git version 2.14.4 is available for download on customer portal.
Can you try it?
Thanks, we will try installing the new version
After some troubleshooting, it seems that for some reason the issue was my home directory which is an NFS type file system. So it was seemingly creating ~/.gitconfig in UTF-8 for some reason we didn’t figure out.
I changed to a different directory and even with an older version of Git, I was able to init, clone, and do other actions that didn’t require access to user-level config. Commenting for anyone else who ends up with the same problem.