Can't clone repo using git clone git://… – ok with git clone http://
Git newbie here. I’m setting up git on a new Ubuntu VM and trying to clone some repos. The clone works for the following command:
(after prompt for username/password), but fails for
git clone git://github.com/organisation_name/repo_name
git clone git://github.com/organisation_name/repo_name.git
with the same error message:
Cloning into 'repo_name'... fatal: remote error: Repository not found
Of course the obvious answer is “use the
http method”, but I’m trying to understand why one works and the other doesn’t. Any suggestions? (also is there any difference when using the
.git extension on the repo name btw?)
3 Solutions collect form web for “Can't clone repo using git clone git://… – ok with git clone http://”
Well, I think you are using the wrong url in your second case
Try this instead
git clone email@example.com:organisation_name/repo_name.git
The difference is the
: in the url when using
git@ vs the
/ you are currently using, and the extra
.git at the end.
This should be the same url if you go to github and select the ssh url for cloning (and not the https one selected by default)
If this is a private repository, you need to add your machine’s ssh public key to you account under https://github.com/settings/ssh otherwise you will get the exact error you are listing here.
I just wanted to throw out there that my problem was the network. All of my settings were good. I was told the network didn’t filter or block ports or anything, but after trying everything I could think of and everything I could find online; I finally tethered my laptop to my mobile phone and everything started working just fine.