It is having difficulty accessing the git repository. Perhaps you are behind a firewall or the ports are blocked?

Try to sync the repository manually and see if that goes through:

$ git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tmlind/linux-omap-2.6.git

you should find a folder called linux-omap-2.6

The download is around 400Mb i think.

Later on, after the download has completed, you can go to the overo-oe download sources folder, and go to the .git subfolder, and then delete the contents of the .git folder that is hidden (ctrl+h to show it), and then copy paste the contents of the .git folder of the above repository. That will save you time doing a second download of the same git repository into your sources folder.

If you search the gumstix list for a technote that I posted earlier, you will find a list of useful commands. It was titled: Technote Overo-021: Quick command list for creating patches for the Overo OE platform.

Best regards,


On Jul 28, 2009, at 1:26 AM, Paul Wilson wrote:

Hello list members:

This is my first posting to this list. I am new to Open Embedded and
bitbake as well just to add to the steepness of the learning curve.

I am trying to work through the "Setting up a build environment" webpage
for the Gumstix Overo on the Gumstix developer site. Everything we okay
up until "my first build" using the command "bitbake
omap3-console-image". Bitbake gets through about a third of the task
list it has built until it issues a "git fetch
At this point it fails with the message "fatal: Not a git repository".
Can anyone provide any suggestions as to how to solve this?


Paul Wilson

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