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

From: Jose Quinteiro <>
Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 20:14:23 UTC
On 5/2/22 12:55, Chris wrote:
> On 2022-05-02 12:04, 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.
> OK I tried
> #git config --global http.postBuffer 524288000
> but the results were the same. :-(
> So I upgraded git to git-2.36.0 in that jail and again, the results were
> the same. :-(
> Thanks for your suggestions, Jay.
> Looks like I'll have to cobble up a script and add it to cron. To
> attempt to get a copy
> of the ports tree once a day. Not stopping attempts until successful>
Is there a reason why you can't do a git pull to accomplish this?

What I've done in the past when I had trouble cloning the Freebsd-hosted
repo is to clone the Github-hosted mirror, and then set the origin to
the Freebsd repo.