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Month: February 2012

GIT repository download problems

From: Keith Daniels <keithwdaniels@...>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:40:10 -0500
I'm trying to download the git files as an anonymous user.

When it starts downloading, everything goes fine for the first 43 megs
and 50 files.  All the files are put in the correct place in my build
tree--but  then it stops downloading and displays:

Cloning into experimental...

When pressed enter, it started downloading again.  But from then
on--every minute or so it would stop downloading and request a

I Googled and read the man page, several tutorials and HowTo articles
but found nothing that seemed to apply to this problem.

I am using a fresh Slackware 13.37 install less KDE4 and my version of
git is

I used this get command from the Trinity Project GIT Information page first:

git clone --recursive $GIT_TREE

Then I tried this instead, since some articles used this syntax:

git clone --recursive $GIT_TREE

The results were identical in both cases.

($GIT_TREE is the variable for the name of the directory where I save
the files.)

Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong?

I can't sit there for hours just waiting to press the enter key...  I
could rig the script to send enter everytime it sees "Password:" but I
would rather know if there is something wrong before I start trying to
build a workaround kludge.