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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

git error: error setting certificate verify locations

I was trying to clone a repository from github when I ran into this error:
Cloning into docu...
error: error setting certificate verify locations:
  CAfile: \bin\curl-ca-bundle.crt
  CApath: none
 while accessing

If you google around, many people "solve" this by disabling the SSL certificate check entirely. Obviously there is a reason for that check, so disabling it is not quite the right solution! It turns out that there is mistake in the gitconfig file that comes with msgit setup (I have Git- installed). The right fix is to change the sslCAinfo setting in "c:\program files\git\etc\gitconf" to this:

sslCAinfo = c:\\program files\\git\\bin\\curl-ca-bundle.crt

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mercurial and subversion subrepos

It is not yet mentioned in the Mercurial book, but Mercurial has a subrepos feature to pull code from other repositories into your project as a nested repository. It is a bit similar to SVN externals and git submodules.

Better yet, it also works with subversion! There are still some bugs to be worked out though: you better not move your SVN subrepo around in your mercurial repository. For all the ugly details, see my bug report.

Friday, November 19, 2010

An equivalent of .bashrc for the windows cmd.exe shell

Tired of the "cd" command in windows refusing to navigate to folders on other drives? Put this in the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor] AutoRun key:


This will cause the given script to be executed each time a cmd.exe window is opened. I found out about that thanks to this post.

Now put this in c:\cmdauto.cmd

@echo off
doskey cd=pushd $*

The doskey command creates aliases, here overriding the behavior of "cd".