Alright, I've had a chance to verify that adding git-large to the IMAGE_INSTALL works as desired. Hope this helps someone!


On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Kyle Fazzari <> wrote:
Ah! I dug into this a bit further by reading the git recipe carefully. There's actually a part defining PACKAGES =+ "${PN}-large", which results in a git-large-*.ipk that installed everything I need. That fixes my problem, but how do I get the git-large package on a custom image? bitbake git-large doesn't work, which makes me assume that I can't append git-large to IMAGE_INSTALL. However, adding only git to IMAGE_INSTALL installs the minimal git. I'm super rusty on OpenEmbedded, and would appreciate any advice!



On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM, Kyle Fazzari <> wrote:
Hello. I'm trying to get gitolite on my Over IronSTORM running with a Tobi board. I seem to be having some trouble with git itself. I get Gitolite setup following this tutorial (, and when I get to the step to clone the admin repo I get:

Cloning into gitolite-admin...
git: 'shell' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

Digging into this a tad deeper, running

$ git shell

on the gumstix results in the error message

git: 'shell' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.

That doesn't look right. On my Ubuntu machine, that results in something like

fatal: Interactive git shell is not enabled.
hint: ~/git-shell-commands should exist and have read and execute access.

Is there something missing from the Gumstix git install? I would appreciate any help!

Thank you.