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Re: git fsck finds duplicate entries

On Tue, May 28 2019, Dominy, Patrick A wrote:

> Hi,
> Running git fsck against one of our repositories yields the following:
> Error in tree xxxxxxx: duplicateEntries: contains duplicate file entries
> We are struggling with the best approach to resolve the issue.  We’ve used git replace, which successfully creates the replace reference, but fsck still returns the same duplicate entry error.
> The commit that introduced the issue happened some time ago, making going back to the bad commit and replaying the commits a daunting task.
> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

At this point you either rewrite the repository or live with it. To live
with it see the fsck.skipList documentation in git-config(1). I.e. you'd
whitelist this tree as known-bad.