Hello, I installed git with this step http://docs.webfaction.com/software/git.html?highlight=uninstall%20git#installing-git

but I can't clone a repo:.

says that:

pahko ~/Desktop $ git clone maebo@maebo.webfactional.com:webapps/git/repos/BienesMuebles.git
Cloning into BienesMuebles...
maebo@maebo.webfactional.com's password: 
bash: git-upload-pack: command not found
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

can anybody help how to fix that??


asked 04 Mar '11, 20:40

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edited 04 Mar '11, 20:45


This appears to be a path issue as bash is not able to find git-upload-pack as indicated in the error above. It may be a issue with your git installation.

Further investigation may require us to take a closer look at your account.

Could you please file a support ticket for it so that we can take a better look and help you in a better way?

(04 Mar '11, 21:01) neeravk neeravk's gravatar image

I open a ticket... thanks...

(04 Mar '11, 21:03) maebo maebo's gravatar image

This error usually indicates that the path to git is not present in your ~/.bashrc file's PATH variable. This is discussed in our documentation on Cloning a Repository:


Specifically, something like this is usually necessary to clone over SSH:

echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/webapps/app/bin' >> ~/.bashrc

Edit: now that git is deployed to all servers, this should no longer be necessary. It used to be needed back when the git installer would actually compile and install git rather than just gitweb and repositories.

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answered 05 Mar '11, 22:43

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edited 21 Jan '12, 21:11

solved by the ticket.... the error was the permissions...

thanks everybody

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answered 05 Mar '11, 22:49

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