When I issue the following command on 16.04 with Git 2.7.4 from the apt repository
git commit -sS --status
I get the following result:
Aborting commit due to empty commit message.
I have configured the Git global configuration as follows:
jonathan@Aristotle:~/EclipseWorkspaces/AGI$ git config --global -l user.name=Jonathan Gossage firstname.lastname@example.org core.editor=gedit
Given this configuration I expected Git to bring up the gedit editor to allow me to enter the commit message. This is the first commit into an empty repository. The git status is included as an attachment.