[Numpy-discussion] Unable to clone git repository

Dave dave.hirschfeld at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 08:43:56 EDT 2011

Disclaimer: I'm on windows (Win7 x64)

Following the instructions at:


I got the following (rather unhelpful) error message:

C:\dev\src>git clone git://github.com/numpy/numpy.git
Cloning into numpy...
github.com[0:]: errno=No error
fatal: unable to connect a socket (No error)

After a bit of googling I got the vague impression that this may possibly
be to do with work blocking access? Fortunately I was able clone the read
only https url - https://github.com/numpy/numpy

C:\dev\src>git clone https://github.com/numpy/numpy.git
Cloning into numpy...
remote: Counting objects: 60461, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (13476/13476), done.
remote: Total 60461 (delta 47928), reused 58235 (delta 46157)
Receiving objects: 100% (60461/60461), 19.41 MiB | 2.66 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (47928/47928), done.

I would suggest that since they are "the instructions if you just want to
follow the latest NumPy source, but you don’t need to do any development"
that providing the https url as an alternative would be helpful. Perhaps
something like:

>From the command line:

    git clone git://github.com/numpy/numpy.git

You should now have a copy of the code tree in the new `numpy` directory.
If this doesn't work you can try the alternative read-only url:

    git clone https://github.com/numpy/numpy.git

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