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Re: Feature request / patch: dependency-only prerequisites

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: Feature request / patch: dependency-only prerequisites
Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 15:55:11 -0500
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On Sat, 2020-01-04 at 10:16 +0100, Christof Warlich wrote:
> The original doesen't work from my system (Debian Buster) at least:
> > $ ./bootstrap
> > ./bootstrap: Bootstrapping from checked-out make sources...
> > ./bootstrap: getting gnulib files...
> > Cloning into 'gnulib'...
> > fatal: unable to connect to git.sv.gnu.org:
> > git.sv.gnu.org[0:]: errno=Connection refused
> > git.sv.gnu.org[1: 2001:470:142:5::201]: errno=Cannot assign requested
> > address

Hm, this worked fine for me:

  $ git ls-remote git://git.sv.gnu.org/gnulib
    ...list of branches...

Perhaps your system is sequestered behind some sort of firewall that will
not allow the git: protocol (port 9418 IIRC) to pass through?  Almost all
firewalls allow HTTPS so that could explain it.

Can you try "git ls-remote https://git.sv.gnu.org/git/gnulib"; and see if
that works, so we can know if it's the protocol or the hostname that is the

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