rogueleaderr rogueleaderr - 1 month ago 7
Git Question

"An internal error occurred" when trying to commit to git from eGit in Eclipse

[SOLVED] Somehow, I managed to not have "write" permissions to the .git directory. So was trying to write the commit and getting bounced.

I've been using Eclipse for a few months, but had been just running git from the CLI. I decided that was inefficient and that I wanted to use eGit, so I started following this tutorial (http://www.slideshare.net/loianeg/using-the-egit-eclipse-plugin-with-git-hub-2578587?from=embed).

I'm trying to add an existing project, so I did Team-->Share Project-->Git and selected the .git corresponding to my project. Eclipse seems to have picked it up, okay, but when I try to commit, I get a popup saying

"Committing changes has encountered a problem' -- an internal error occured.

When I click details, it say "An internal error occurred
Exception caught during execution of commit command"

...I don't even know where to start on this one. I googled the error and didn't get anything useful.

Anyone know how to fix this, or at least how to start debugging?

Answer
  • start debugging?
    Check the "Errors" Eclipse view for a full Stack Trace associate with that error message

Example of an Error View:

Show Error View
Eclipse Error View

  • fix it?
    If the Exception is a NPE one (NullPointerException), like shown in bug 329611, then you can try a git commit -m "a message" in a shell, in order to get past that initial first commit with a GUI.

As the OP rogueleaderr mentions, the error view and the exact stack trace behind the exception was enough:

Somehow, I managed to not have "write" permissions to the .git directory.
So was trying to write the commit and getting bounced.

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