Just a quick one here because I’m hoping it will benefit a person or two. I’d like to start by stating I’ve always been a Windows user. I don’t like using Macs and I don’t like using *nix. Why? It’s just my preference, and I’ll leave it at that (I don’t have an emotional attachment to Microsoft or anything, I’m just well versed with Windows). Anyway… I was recently trying to get a Google Code page setup for one of the postings I wrote. However, being a Windows user made things pretty difficult. Here’s how I solved my problem:
- Install GitExtensions (I already had this installed, because I use this for everything)
- Created my google code account and created my project.
- Changed my google code account permissions to allow my GMail credentials when pushing. You can do that here.
- Navigate to this page (well, the equivalent for your project), which gives you a nice address for cloning:
git clone https://firstname.lastname@example.org/p/your-project-name/
- Use git extensions to clone this repo somewhere. If you just made your project, it’ll be empty! Makes sense.
- Add all the stuff you need to, and then make your first commit.
- Push up your code! But…
- —-Here is where it all broke down—-
“C:Program Files (x86)Gitbingit.exe” push –recurse-submodules=check –progress “origin” master:master
error: The requested URL returned error: 500 while accessing https://email@example.com/p/event-handler-example/info/refs?service=git-receive-pack
fatal: HTTP request failed
- From git extensions, launch the bash window. And yes, believe me… I get super nervous as soon as I have to use the console I’m unfamiliar with.
- Next, I used these two beautiful commands:
$ git remote add googlecode https://project.googlecode.com/git $ git push googlecode master:master
- I had to enter my credentials next… But that’s easy.
- And the rest is history! The two commands simply added a “remote” called googlecode and then pushed my branch up to the googlecode remote.
It was actually an extremely simple solution, I just wasn’t paying attention to what exactly was wrong. I figured by cloning the repo initially it knew where the correct remote was. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.