On Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:31:04 -0500
Eric B <ebenza...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Are you able to run `git init`, `git clone` `git fetch`?
> >  If they fail, then how? (Please, cite the full error output).
> >
> >
> Well, none of the man pages work (which is an annoyance, but not the
> end of the world).

They were not expected to work: IIRC `git help whatever` just calls
`man git-whaveter` internally, so you have to tinker with the MANPATH
environment variable (rean the man(1) manual page).

> I've set up an env var for GIT_EXEC_PATH and
> GIT_TEMPLATE_PATH to point to the correct locations, but when I try
> `git clone`, I get the following:
> 
> [eric git]$ git clone https://e...@git.assembla.com/myproj.git
> Cloning into 'myproj'...
> Password for 'https://e...@git.assembla.com':
> error: RPC failed; result=22, HTTP code = 401
> fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
> 
> In all fairness, I do not know if that is due to my package being
> installed under my home dir vs standard dirs, or if there is a
> firewall issue/etc, but I can confirm that a clone to that repo works
> properly on another system.  Similarly, I can confirm that I can d/l
> data from other https sites without issues.

Try running that same command while having the GIT_TRACE variable in
your environment:

$ export GIT_TRACE=1
$ git clone https://...

In this case higher-level Git tools will print out what lower-level
tools they call.

And you did not tell if `git init` works for you.  It's a major command
and it's not supposed to access any remote repository so being able to
run it successfully would be a good sign.

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