I am running a VM with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and tried this command: It's from the yocto documentation and so I guess it isn't wrong.
git clone git://git.yoctoproject.org/poky
And get following error:
Cloning into 'poky'... fatal: unable to connect to git.yoctoproject.org: git.yoctoproject.org: Name or service not known
The git server seems to be online when I access the site via browser. However, I found two topics on the site with a similar problem:
No solution, because I have Internet connection inside the VM
Tried both http:// and https://, but it didn't work.
What I assume is, that the problem is associated with the usage of a proxy, but I don't know what to enter:
All Settings >> Network >> Network proxy:
HTTP Proxy: 127.0.0.1 ;Port: 3128
HTTPS Proxy: 127.0.0.1 ;Port: 3128
FTP Proxy: 127.0.0.1 ;Port: 3128
Socks Host: empty ;Port: empty
(Can't post screenshot!)
user:~$ git --version git version 1.9.1
Also tried multiple version with
sudo -s etc...
The firewall seemed to be guilty, although 'the IT guys' assured GIT would work.
What helped, was to install 'socat' and to create a script 'gitproxy'
#!/bin/sh _proxy=<proxyadress> _proxyport=<port> exec socat STDIO PROXY:$_proxy:$1:$2,proxyport=$_proxyport
And configure git with it:
$ git config --global core.gitProxy <path_to_script>
Solution found here.