"Unable to find remote helper for 'https'" during git clone
I am unable to clone HTTPS repositories. I can clone SSH repos fine, but not HTTPS repos. I cannot test the GIT protocol since I am behind a corporate firewall.
This is what I am trying to do:
$ git clone https://github.com/nvie/gitflow.git Cloning into gitflow... fatal: Unable to find remote helper for 'https'
I have so far tried the following (based on Google searches)
- Purging and installing Git through
build-depsfor Git through
- Installing curl dev libraries
- Installing expat libraries
- Downloading Git source and building using:
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-curl --with-expat
- Also tried pointing configure at curl binary (
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-curl=/usr/bin/curl)
I have tried everything I can find on the internet with no luck. Can anyone help me?
Git version = 184.108.40.206
OS = Ubuntu 11.04
If you are trying to clone then you could use the git transport
git clone git://github.com/fog/fog.git
Vaio ~/Myworks/Hero $ git clone git://github.com/fog/fog.git Initialized empty Git repository in /home/nthillaiarasu/Myworks/Hero/fog/.git/ remote: Counting objects: 41138, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (13176/13176), done. remote: Total 41138 (delta 27218), reused 40493 (delta 26708) Receiving objects: 100% (41138/41138), 5.22 MiB | 58 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (27218/27218), done
I used "
git://" instead of "
https://" and that solved the problem. My final command was:
git clone --recursive git://github.com/ceph/ceph.git
Just in case someone encounters this on a QNAP system or any other system with OPKG as package manager:
You need to install git-http along with git. Like:
opkg install git-http
On CentOS 5.x, installing curl-devel fixed the problem for me.
- Sorry to be obvious, it sounds like curl isn't installed. do
curl --helpand see if it is.
- I am getting back a list of curl options when I run curl --help.
- I know, like I mentioned at the top of my question, I've gone through every result I can find in Google. Nothing has worked so far!
- I have the same issue. I'm behind a corporate firewall too. I tried to recompile with all the options found in Internet, but not work at all. Any other idea?
- Funny thing is, I'm trying to clone from curl's github so that I can compile it on a locked-down $&#%^* Solaris box.
- these steps worked for me. CentOS 5.8 32 bit ;git version 1.8.0
- Worked for me CentOS 6.4 and git 220.127.116.11
- On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the package I needed was:
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
- On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS the package I needed was:
sudo aptitude install libcurl4-openssl-devapt-get has dependency problem and aptitude seems can resolve it
- I had this problem because I was working on git itself, and had done a "make install" into my ~/bin directory. My PATH picked up ~/bin/git which encountered the error. Using /usr/bin/git solved the problem.
- Thanks for your advice. Unfortunately I work behind a corporate firewall that blocks the git protocol's port and they won't open it up for me. I've been downloading tarballs to bypass the issue, but I would really like to get my install of git working properly!
- As others have mentioned, git:// isn't usually ideal, but apparently if you are in a situation in which https:// simply won't work, you can use
git config --global url."git://".insteadof https://to force
gitto always use git:// instead of https://. This can be useful if you are trying to clone with submodules (e.g. with
- Perfect. I couldn't install anything on my QNAP cloud but this worked like a charm!
- This is a workaround, not a solution. It will work for repos but not for gists, and not for the OP due to his corporate firewall.