Hi there,

I'm using etckeeper 1.18.17 on Ubuntu kinetic (22.10).

Every few days (roughly 4-8 days, the exact frequency varies, probably depending on how much I change in /etc) I get a mail from Anacron that has the following content:

Auto packing the repository in background for optimum performance.
See "git help gc" for manual housekeeping.

I guess the automatic garbage collection of git is executed, which prints this unimportant bit of information to stdout, thus triggering an e-mail by Anacron.

Since there is no actual problem, we should suppress this output, so that no mail will be sent. One idea would be to just run 'git gc --auto' on a daily basis, I guess?

Cheers, Patrick.