Unable to commit "unable to create temporary file"

Hi there,

I'm managing a couple dozen github repos with SourceTree and today I noticed I cannot commit anything to any of them. I get the following error;

error: unable to create temporary file: No such file or directory

fatal: failed to write commit object

Running OSX 10.8.4

Any ideas?

EDIT: I've rolled back from ST to 1.6.1 and that resolves the issue. Obviously not ideal though..!

Is there anywhere I can download older versions? I just happened to have 1.6.1 in my donwloads folder and can't find a link to other versions to test further.

1 answer

Hi James,

You've encountered an error which a few other users have encountered which unfortunately has no explanation. Many, many people are using without any problem. We haven't yet nailed this one.

It's logged on JIRA here https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-1680 and I've added this AAC to it as a reference.

If you want to download any other version of SourceTree you can just change the link here in the URL to whichever version you need. You can use the changelog as a reference point for version numbers. So for 1.6.1 you can use the URL as follows:


Hope that helps in the meantime, but we will be looking for a solution to this problem.


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