[tor-dev] Unable to clone gitian-builder repository

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Mon Jan 20 23:50:00 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 06:16:46PM -0500, Jacob Garber wrote:
> I apologise if this doesn't belong in this list and for my inexperience.
> I am trying to clone the gitian-builder repository to test out the
> deterministic builds, but
> I'm running into an issue:
> "warning: remote HEAD refers to nonexistent ref, unable to checkout."
> It creates the gitian-builder directory and a .git directory within,
> but it is otherwise empty.
> The command being run is:
> "git clone https://git.torproject.org/builders/gitian-builder.git"
> Should I be running a different command?

You need to check out the tor-browser-builder-2 branch:

git clone -b tor-browser-builder-2 https://git.torproject.org/builders/gitian-builder.git

If you check out /builders/tor-browser-bundle.git first, and run "make"
in the gitian directory, it will tell you all the things you need to
install (it's where I copied that command from).

David Fifield

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