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Re: Introduction and problems cloning repository

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Subject: Re: Introduction and problems cloning repository
From: Andrew Sharp <asharp@2wire.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:52:41 -0700
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On Fri, 29 Sep 2006 10:49:44 +0100
Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 11:54:47AM +1000, Pak Woon wrote:
> 
> > First time poster to this mailing list so if I am not following the 
> > correct protocol please let me know.
> > 
> > Introduction. I am a firmware developer working for NEC Australia.
> > We  are currently developing a MIPS SOC device made by Wintegra.
> > 
> > I am trying to clone the linux-malta.git repository using the
> > command "git clone http://ftp.linux-mips.org/pub/scm/linux-malta.git
> > 
> > ./linux-malta.git" but I receieve an "error: Can't lock ref". I have
> > to  use http because I am sure port 9418 is blocked by the sysadmin
> 
> An good old access permission problem on the web server but I won't
> have time to sort it out now.

I had this same problem.  Turns out that for the http method of git, you
have to use the name 'www.linux-mips.org'.  So it would be 

git clone http://www.linux-mips.org/pub/scm/linux-malta.git linux-malta.git

>   cvs -d :pserver:anonymous@git.linux-mips.org:/pub/scm/linux.git co
>   -d linux-malta -P <branch>
> 
> Where <branch> is one of linux-2.0, linux-2.2, linux-2.4,
> MaltaRef_2_4, MaltaRef_2_6 and master - if your firewall allows port
> 2401 that is ...
> 
> But why are you still using the linux-malta repository?  Since ~ 5
> months it is no longer being updated and has effectivly been replaced
> with linux.git repository.  Of this repository there are also
> snapshots of all tagged versions available.

Good point.

Cheers,

a

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