Oops! fatal: Not a valid object name master #287

ghost opened this Issue Mar 13, 2013 · 3 comments


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ghost commented Mar 13, 2013

I have gitlist setup on my server configured with gitolite.
I get the message:
"Oops! fatal: Not a valid object name master"
when I try to access either the default 'gitolite-admin' or 'testing' repos.

has anyone ever seen this? really really want to get gitlist running !! :-)


ghost commented Mar 13, 2013

more info: I do not have a "git" user on my system just "gitolite" do you think this may be an issue? or perhaps whatever user gitlist uses need to be configured in the gitolite config?


ghost commented Mar 13, 2013

I hope this helps someone:

do a chmod -R 777 on /path/to/gitolite/repositories

all works fine!! yay!

mapkyca commented Jul 29, 2013

Seeing the same issue after a migration from gitosis -> gitolite.

Repositories from gitosis are fine, however if you push an update to a repo it becomes subsequently unavailable.

My hunch is that this is a permission thing, but I can't see anything obvious, and git clone functions perfectly.

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