Problem checking out iron ruby source


#1

Hi!

I tried to check out iron ruby sources following the instructions in
http://www.ironruby.net/Download but bumped into problems:

nak@NW32 /cygdrive/c/programs/dotnet/ironruby
$ git clone git://github.com/ironruby/ironruby.git
Initialized empty Git repository in
/cygdrive/c/programs/dotnet/ironruby/ironruby/.git/
remote: Counting objects: 23971, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (14767/14767), done.
remote: Total 23971 (delta 7698), reused 23764 (delta 7544)
Receiving objects: 100% (23971/23971), 33.40 MiB | 242 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (7698/7698), done.
error: refs/tags/v0.3.0 does not point to a valid object!
error: refs/remotes/origin/master does not point to a valid object!
error: Trying to write ref refs/heads/master with nonexistant object
6682b6d658ef11ff52293
b238c681398cc0198f9
fatal: Cannot update the ref ‘HEAD’.

nak@NW32 /cygdrive/c/programs/dotnet/ironruby
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 NW32 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2008-06-12 19:34 i686 Cygwin

nak@NW32 /cygdrive/c/programs/dotnet/ironruby
$ git --version
git version 1.6.1.2

I’m a complete git newbie so I have no idea what’s wrong. Any ideas?

     ::Antti::

#2

No idea. Can you clone any other GIT repo? Did you Google for it?

Btw, I found that the GIT tutorial at
http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/gittutorial.html is very
helpful for ramping up on GIT concepts.

Thanks,
Shri


#3

On Tue, 07 Apr 2009 21:45:21 +0300, Shri B.
Shri.Borde-0li6OtcxBFHby3iVrkZq2A@xxx wrote:

No idea. Can you clone any other GIT repo?

No, iron ruby is my first contact with git. Now that you mentioned it
I
tried to clone a random project from github and it gives the same error,
so the problem is probably with my git installation.

Did you Google for it?

Yes, but didn’t find anything that would solve the problem. There
were
some reports of the same problem on different projects, but no solution.

Btw, I found that the GIT tutorial at
http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/gittutorial.html is very
helpful for ramping up on GIT concepts.

Thanks. I’ll take a look once I get the basic cloning working…

      ::Antti::

#4

If the cygwin installation keeps messing up, try the Msysgit one at
http://code.google.com/p/msysgit. If you select the second option when
it asks you where to run Git from, you can use it from CMD.

JD


#5

On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:25:42 +0300, Jim D.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

If the cygwin installation keeps messing up, try the Msysgit one at
http://code.google.com/p/msysgit. If you select the second option when
it asks you where to run Git from, you can use it from CMD.

Thanks for the tip. I actually already tried it, but it gives the
same
error. :confused: There is something very strange about this: two different
versions of git (cygwin and mingw) both fail on all the git projects I
tried to clone (iron ruby, jruby and some random one I picked from
github). This seems to indicate there is something wrong with my
environment, but I can’t think what it could be - I’m running a quite
regular win xp sp 2. I also tried disabling windows defender and
symantec
firewall (as I found someone suggesting this in a similar issue I found
when googling) but that made no difference.

   ::Antti::