Failed to connect to repository Error performing git command git ls-remote -h https github com jenikis hook git HEAD

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Hi Guys,

I am trying to integrate jenkins with GitHub. I installed all the plugins but still I am getting this below error.

Failed to connect to repository : Error performing git command: git ls-remote -h HEAD

How can I solve this error?

May 4, 2020 in Jenkins by akhtar
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There may be several reasons behind this error. One the reason may be if you don't have git installed where you have jenkins server. To avoid this you can use the below given command.

$ yum install git

Another reason may be if you didn't configure the path of git in jenkins. To set git path you can follow the below steps.

  • Go to manage jenkins

  • From there click on Global tool configuration

  • There you can find git path option.

Hope this will solve your problem.

answered May 4, 2020 by MD
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Thank You. This worked for me

This didn't work for me though GIT plugin is enabled in Jenkins.. anyway, which path to set in the Global Configuration for GIT. ??


You can keep it default. It will check in your host machine. If you have installed git in your system. It will detect the path. But if you want to set the path, then check in your system and paste it in Jenkins.

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