When I do:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:xxx/xxx.git
Cloning into 'xxx'...
error: copy-fd: write returned Permission denied
fatal: cannot copy '/usr/share/git-core/templates/description' to '/mnt/wk01/xxx/.git/description': Permission denied
The permission issue might not be in the destination folder
/mnt/wk01/xxx/, but in the source folder
As mentioned here:
Package: git-core, Version: 22.214.171.124
The file permissions of files placed in /usr/share/git-core/templates are wrong now. They are not readable for everyone, so command "git init" fails with message:
fatal: cannot copy /usr/share/git-core/templates/description to ...
chmod a+rfor all files in templates solves this issue.
Make sure to upgrade to the latest git version through git-core ppa.