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2 Nov 2009

Git and Hudson

I just encountered a rather annoying problem when running Hudson as a service on Ubuntu. I was getting the following exception whenever the build checked code out of GitHub:
hudson.plugins.git.GitException: Could not apply tag hudson-Selenium_RC_Plugin-23
 at hudson.plugins.git.GitAPI.tag(
It turns out Git needs a username to be set and the hudson user that the Debian package creates when Hudson is installed doesn't have one. Easily fixed by using sudo nano /etc/passwd to add Hudson,,, into the hudson user's entry (if you look at your own entry you should see where it needs to go).


Johan said...

Thank you! This worked for me, after failing miserably for a couple of hours I finally stumbled onto your page.

Martin de Keijzer (DreamworX) said...

Great post, I was just getting stuck on this.

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