[build2] Using ssh-git

Karen Arutyunov karen at codesynthesis.com
Wed Oct 31 14:10:02 UTC 2018

On 10/31/18 4:17 PM, Bo Lorentsen wrote:
> I tried to use the ssh access first, as this is more easy for to manage, 
> when all keys has been setup. It did not recognize the ssh schema, so I 
> added the '--type git' option, but the result was :
> $ bpkg -v rep-info 
> ssh://git-codecommit.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/v1/repos/phoenix 
> --type git
> git --version
> ...
> git ls-remote 
> file:///home/bl/ssh:/git-codecommit.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/v1/repos/phoenix 
> fatal: 
> '/home/bl/ssh:/git-codecommit.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/v1/repos/phoenix' 
> does not appear to be a git repository
> fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Currently supported git protocols are git://, http://, and https:// for 
remote repositories and file:// for local repositories. Thus bpkg has 
ssh:/git-codecommit.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/v1/repos/phoenix as a 
relative path completing it to 

For details on repository types and protocols run:

$ bpkg help repository-types

> I tried the https version instead :
>   $ bpkg -v rep-info 
> https://git-codecommit.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/v1/repos/phoenix
> It now ask for username and password, after I also here applied '--type 
> git'.

When you didn't specify the '--type git' bpkg treated the URL as an 
archive-based repository location (like https://pkg.cppget.org/1/alpha) 
as it doesn't contain any indication that it refers git repository (like 
'git:' scheme or '.git' directory extension).

When you specified the '--type git' option then everything worked as 
expected. Note that bpkg runs git commands underneath (you can see them 
when specify -v option). The repository server for 
requires authentication. Just try:

$ git clone 

To avoid the prompt you can probably incorporate username/password into 
the URL, like 

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