user1783346 user1783346 - 1 month ago 13
Git Question

Git https:// repository not found though it exists

I have a private repo on github. It's location was changed.

I tried changing the remote but I wasn't able to push anymore.

ls-remote https://github.com/xxxxx/xxxxx.git


gave me this

remote: Repository not found.

fatal: repository 'https://github.com/xxxxx/xxxxx.git/' not found



I upgraded git from 1.9.5 to 2.2.1 to see if it would help

After the upgrade I did a new ls-remote on the repository and it asked to accept a new certificate. I did.

This didn't remove the problem

Doing a ls-remote on the SSH URL url though works perfectly
So I fixed the problem by adding the SSH URL as remote origin

Why the https:// url is Not found keeps me puzzled.
Anyone has any idea?

kan kan
Answer

I think that as it is a private repo, it appears as non-existent for anonymous access. If you use https url, it sends anonymous request, while ssh url uses your ssh credentials and private key to establish connection.

Not sure how to make it work properly with github, but try specifying a username in the url such as ls-remote https://youusername@github.com/xxxxx/xxxxx.git.

Here some clues, I believe: Is there a way to skip password typing when using https:// github