On git clone receiving "Cache entry has null sha1 value"

When I attempt to do a git clone on my git repository I get the following error:

error: cache entry has null sha1: .chef/credentials
fatal: unable to write new index file

My clone fails and the local directory is empty. When I navigate to the source -> .chef directory on bitbucket UI I see the following:

credentials → 000000000000 [000000000000]

I think this is an artifact of a symbolic link, but somehow this was successfully checked in and has created some sort of bad index sha value.

Any way to fix this?

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I think this has something to do with symlink preservation where they are commited and pushed on a linux filesystem, then checking it out on a windows FS and commit/push causes something weird to happen.

Unfortunately, I had to move past this error by reverting to a past commit and resetting. So, the credentials dir is no longer there. So, I am closing this issue out.

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Happy to look into this more closely, but I'd need to know which repo this is. If you're not comfortable troubleshooting this publicly, please email support@bitbucket.org and refer to this page.

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