Thanks for the reply. I will ask the system administrator about git.
It is installed on the server machine and git-upload-pack is on the
PATH. Not sure why I get the error though. On the school account when
try git --version I also get

git: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory

cURL is not well installed I guess.

> (my client, laptop) is invoking git commands on the server to make
> a pack for you, and more.

Ok, understandable. What if I can mount my linux account's home
directory on a local mount point of my laptop. If this is possible,
then I could just use the local version of the git to make the pack
and use the server space, merely as a space (just like my USB stick).
Does this make sense?

thanks a lot.


On May 20, 6:42 pm, Paul Beckingham <> wrote:
>  > My uneducated guess is that git-upload-pack on the server was not
>  > found. My question is, why would my school linux server need git? Can
>  > not just use it as a space?
> Good guess.  The server either doesn't have git, or it does and it  
> isn't in "the usual places".  If the server doesn't have git, you can  
> (a) ask for it, or (b) install it yourself, under your own account.
> Why would the server need git?  Because your laptop is not merely  
> downloading files - it is invoking git commands on the server to make  
> a pack for you, and more.
> Paul.
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