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Fetcher failure for URL: 'git://;branch=5.7;protocol=ssh'

  • I am trying to follow the exact instructions from online guide 'Building Your Own Embedded Linux Image' ( from Qt Documentation.

    I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on VirtualBox with Windows 10 host. I'm trying to build Qt 5.7. Nothing strange there. However, well into "baking" process (task 2217/) I get error:

    ERROR: Fetcher failure: Fetch command failed with exit code 128, output:
    Cloning into bare repository '/home/aleksander/development/my_qt/build-imx6qsabresd/../downloads/git2/'...
    ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection timed out
    fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

    Please make sure you have the correct access rights
    and the repository exists.

    I have no problems logging and fetching data using my Qt account with Qt Setup application.

    For reference, here's the build configuration:
    BB_VERSION = "1.28.0"
    BUILD_SYS = "x86_64-linux"
    NATIVELSBSTRING = "Ubuntu-14.04"
    TARGET_SYS = "arm-poky-linux-gnueabi"
    MACHINE = "imx6qsabresd"
    DISTRO = "b2qt"
    DISTRO_VERSION = "2.0.1"
    TUNE_FEATURES = "arm armv7a vfp thumb neon callconvention-hard cortexa9"
    TARGET_FPU = "vfp-neon"
    meta-yocto = "HEAD:b1f23d1254682866236bfaeb843c0d8aa332efc2"
    meta-fsl-arm = "HEAD:8d22b44716fa624ff87383c36d222d9e28d0b267"
    meta-fsl-arm-extra = "HEAD:8fdde39f732be9e1ee9505a04c579073114459e7"
    meta-multimedia = "HEAD:dc5634968b270dde250690609f0015f881db81f2"
    meta-fsl-extras = "<unknown>:<unknown>"
    meta-mingw = "HEAD:2844575c17f3875aa2ad0e83d600f52a1893390d"
    meta-qt5 = "HEAD:2746cdba75f411541d80ddfd5cadad2753fe29d3"

    Any ideas what the problem could be or what I should test and how?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Maybe a silly question but do you have a license for Boot2Qt ?

  • Hi and thank you. Yes, I do have the license, at least according to account manager.

    (There are no silly questions. There are only silly answers. :) )

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Well it's a bit more basic than that and completely unrelated… There's no git:// access.

    You can use git clone

  • Thank you very much. After switching protocol from ssh to http, I was able to work around this problem. Thank you for the help.

    This still feels like an issue though that should be properly resolved.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Then you should rather use to clone Qt's sources.

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