azsl1326 azsl1326 - 1 year ago 221
Git Question

Git / Bower Errors: Exit Code # 128 & Failed connect

I am using Bower to install several libraries. For demonstration purposes here, I am installing bootstrap. Regardless of the package, I receive the following errors:

C:\Scott>bower install bootstrap
bower not-cached git://*
bower resolve git://*
bower ECMDERR Failed to execute "git ls-remote --tags --heads git://github
.com/twbs/bootstrap.git", exit code of #128

Additional error details:
fatal: unable to access '': Failed connect
to; No error

I have tried using the following solution to remove the first error - which I found from this search:

git config --global url."https://".insteadOf git://

However, this does not work nor do any of the other solutions found on that page. Searching for a solution for the 2nd error, it seems that setting a username/pwd for a proxy server will resolve the issue if you are on a corporate network/behind a firewall. However, I am not using a proxy server as I am on my home pc/network (windows 7 x64).


EDIT: Command window with errors:

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Answer Source

Port 22 was being blocked on my computer. Once I found what was blocking it and opened the port, I was able to run the bower install cmd without any issues.

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