Re: On what days are the git servers available to obtain the ports tree?

From: Janky Jay, III <>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 19:54:35 UTC
Hi Chris,

On 5/2/22 13:04, Chris wrote:
> On 2022-05-02 11:21, Janky Jay, III wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> On 5/2/22 11:09, Chris wrote:
>>> I'm a maintainer for well over 100 ports. But more often than
>>> not, I am not permitted to obtain the ports tree from any of
>>> the FreeBSD git servers:
>>> # git clone -o freebsd --config 
>>> remote.freebsd.fetch='+refs/notes/*:refs/notes/*' 
>>> PORTS-20220502
>>> returns:
>>> error: RPC failed; HTTP 504 curl 22 The requested URL returned 
>>> error: 504
>>> fatal: error reading section header 'shallow-info'
>> I've run into this issue in the past with older versions of git. I 
>> found that
>> updating my version of git to anything equal or newer than 2.35.1 
>> resolved it.
>> If you can't update your git version because you can't update your 
>> ports tree, I
>> found that adjusting the size of the global config for git's 
>> "http.postBuffer" to
>> 500MB fixed the issue for older git versions:
>> # git config --global http.postBuffer 524288000
>> Hope that helps!
> I think you may have provided me with both the problem && solution. 
> I'm performing
> all of this within a jail(8) && my copy of git is not the newest; the 
> resources are
> also less than those of the host. So I would venture a guess that at 
> *least* one of
> your proposed solution gets it for me.

Just a quick FYI, the 500MB was just the first number I tried when 
tinkering and trying to resolve the issue I was having. It's very 
possible that number could be much, much lower and still work for you. 
Maybe try adding 10MB at a time and give it a shot. Might just work 
immediately. *shrug*

Janky Jay, III