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I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running 4.0.1, and I recently installed git from Cydia just for fun. I've noticed in recent weeks that a number of developers have been throwing their theme/plugin source code up on GitHub, which is theoretically awesome because updating is a 2-command process (cd /private/var/stash/Themes/<theme>.theme/ and git pull) that can be done on the phone itself.

But when I try to clone a repo, this happens:

Dylan:/private/var/stash/Themes root# git clone " Statusbar Icons.theme"Initialize GMT Statusbar Icons.theme/.git
Initialized empty Git repository in /private/var/stash/Themes/GMT Statusbar Icons.theme/.git/
error: File 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 ( Statusbar Icons.theme/objects/00/00000000000000000000000000000000000000) corrupt
Getting pack list for Statusbar Icons.theme
Getting alternates list for Statusbar Icons.theme
Also look at   "
Also look at <html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lan
Also look at       <h2 class="logo"><a href="">Brought to you by GitHub</
Also look at         <li><a href="" class="blog">The GitHub Blog</
Also look at         <li><a href="">Support</
Also look at         <li><a href="">Contact Us</
Getting pack list for   "
error: Protocol   "http not supported or disabled in libcurl
Getting pack list for <html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lan
error: Couldn't resolve host '<html xmlns="http:'
Getting pack list for       <h2 class="logo"><a href="">Brought to you by GitHub</
error: Couldn't resolve host '      <h2 class="logo"><a href="http:'
Getting pack list for         <li><a href="" class="blog">The GitHub Blog</
error: Couldn't resolve host '        <li><a href="http:'
Getting pack list for         <li><a href="">Support</
error: Couldn't resolve host '        <li><a href="http:'
Getting pack list for         <li><a href="">Contact Us</
error: Couldn't resolve host '        <li><a href="http:'
error: Unable to find 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000 under Statusbar Icons.theme
Cannot obtain needed object 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
fatal: Fetch failed.

Can anyone tell me why? Am I missing something?

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It looks like github is sending you back the 404 page because you're requesting it specifically over http. Try this url instead:

git:// Statusbar Icons.theme

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thanks a lot man! – user1200 Oct 6 '10 at 16:03

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