Git Error: fatal: the remote end hung up unexpectedly

  • Tue 12 October 2010

  • I installed git on Ubuntu 10.04 at home in an attempt to have a local repository for my powershell code. It worked upon installation, but I attempted to commit and push some updates and it appeared I had lost permissions some how (likely after the last round of patching).

    GitGUI would puke:

        fatal: failed to write objectPushing to
    [email protected]:/home/git/repositories/powershell.giterror: unpack failed: unpack-objects abnormal exitTo
    [email protected]:/home/git/repositories/powershell.git ! [remote rejected]
    master -> master (n/a (unpacker error))error: failed to push some refs to '[email protected]:/home/git/repositories/powershell.git'

    GITBash would give me:

    fatal: the remote end hung up unexpectedly

    On my Ubuntu server I could

    ls -lah

    and see that ROOT had permissions on some of the files.

    A simple

    chown -R git:git objects

    gave the user:group permissions back...And I was able to push! Success!

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