Posted By: Gaius
Note: while the use-case described is about using submodules within a project, the same applies to a normal
git clone of a repository over HTTP.
I have a project under Git control. I’d like to add a submodule:
git submodule add http://github.com/jscruggs/metric_fu.git vendor/plugins/metric_fu
But I get
... got 1b0313f016d98e556396c91d08127c59722762d0 got 4c42d44a9221209293e5f3eb7e662a1571b09421 got b0d6414e3ca5c2fb4b95b7712c7edbf7d2becac7 error: Unable to find abc07fcf79aebed56497e3894c6c3c06046f913a under http://github.com/jscruggs/metri... Cannot obtain needed commit abc07fcf79aebed56497e3894c6c3c06046f913a while processing commit ee576543b3a0820cc966cc10cc41e6ffb3415658. fatal: Fetch failed. Clone of 'http://github.com/jscruggs/metric_fu.git' into submodule path 'vendor/plugins/metric_fu'
I have my HTTP_PROXY set up:
c:project> echo %HTTP_PROXY% http://proxy.mycompany:80
I even have a global Git setting for the http proxy:
c:project> git config --get http.proxy http://proxy.mycompany:80
Has anybody gotten HTTP fetches to consistently work through a proxy? What’s really strange is that a few project on GitHub work fine (
awesome_nested_set for example), but others consistently fail (rails for example).
What finally worked was setting the
http_proxy environment variable. I had set
HTTP_PROXY correctly, but git apparently likes the lower-case version better.