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Re: error: "cannot download for method git-fetch"

From: raingloom
Subject: Re: error: "cannot download for method git-fetch"
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 20:44:22 +0100

On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 14:06:20 -0500
Leo Famulari <> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 05:54:34PM +0100, Wiktor Żelazny wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 01:27:58PM +0100, Hartmut Goebel wrote:
> >   
> > > Updating some other package, which is using http-fetch, works. So
> > > this seams to be related to git.  
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Perhaps you’re behind a firewall that blocks connections that use
> > the git protocol?  
> Perhaps, but most uses of Git sources in our packages fetch over HTTP
> or HTTPS, so ports 80 and 443. It's unusual for these to be blocked.
> The actual git:// protocol, which is rarely used, uses port 9418.

I'm not behind a firewall and have been getting the same (or at least
similar?) error. (So far I haven't saved any logs from it.)
Just a guess, but maybe it's caused by some packages using
string-append "v" and the updated can't figure out how to reverse
Purely just guessing here.

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