Errors about "getcp" in Git Extensions for SalesLogix

Some of you have reported to me via Twitter that you’ve been experiencing errors mentioning “getcp” when using Git Extensions for SalesLogix.

The complete error message is something like this:

Git found but version ‘getcp’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

This error isn’t occuring for everyone, but for those experiencing this, it pretty much makes Git Extensions for SalesLogix useless and inoperable. You’ll be seeing the same error when using Git Extensions directly as well. This error comes from a problem with mSysGit, the Windows Git port. It comes with a command interpreter cmd file that uses the getcp.dll and it’s not loading it like it should.

The Solution

The fix for this is easy. Basically, we’ll be switching from using the Git command intepreter from the git.cmd to git.exe. Then both Git Extensions for SalesLogix and Git Extensions itself will work just fine and avoid the issue. You’ll want to open the Git Extensions settings. You can get to this by going to the “Settings” menu in Git Extensions, or in Application Architect (with Git Extensions for SalesLogix installed) by going to the “Git Extensions” menu and selecting “Git Extensions Settings”.

In the Settings dialog, on the “Git” tab you’ll see an entry labeled “Command used to run git” at the top. The value there will currently either show “git.cmd” by itself or the full path to git.cmd. Click the Browse button to locate the git.exe which is located in the Bin folder of the Git installation directory (under Program Files). Mine looks like this:

You can close the settings and all should work now. Keep in mind there’s no need to make this change if you’re not currently experiencing this problem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ryan Farley

Ryan Farley is the Director of Development for Customer FX and creator of slxdeveloper.com. He's been blogging regularly about SalesLogix, now Infor CRM, since 2001 and believes in sharing with the community. He loves C#, Javascript, web development, open source, and Linux. He also loves his hobby as an amateur filmmaker.

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