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Posted on 2013-10-25
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I'm trying to clone a github repository to my ide editor PHPStorm.

The error I receive is:
Cone failed
fatal: Unable to find remote helper for 'https'

Any idea on how to fix this?  I'm on MacOSX 10.8.5
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Question by:Nathan Riley
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by:Daniel Helgenberger
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1. Is there proxy server between you and Github?
2. What version of git are you using?
I just tested a random repo with https:// transport and git 1.8 on MacOS - works flawless. Please try to clone the repo outside of PHPStorm to check whatever it is git.
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by:Nathan Riley
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1. Nope no proxy server in between us.
2. Peak Meme (162) -GitHub Version

I'm able to clone it from the GitHub application itself, but not within PHPStorm.  I need to be able to do this within PHPStorm though so I can commit changes to github ect...
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by:Daniel Helgenberger
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Please try the official git build for MacOS, 1.8.5 is the current release I think.
The command line tools get installed to /usr/local/git or /usr/local/bin. Configure PHPstorm to use git from there and try again.
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by:Nathan Riley
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Ok I installed it now.

I had to set the path to the git executable in phpstorm.  I set it to /usr/local/git/bin and now when I try to test it says "Cannot run program /usr/local/git/bin/: error 13, permission denied"
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Daniel Helgenberger earned 2000 total points
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Did you set the correct path? It seems to me you pointed to a directory? At least with PyCharm I have a test button next to the executable path (Settings / VCS / Git).
Can you please try to clone the repo using command line only; eg:
/usr/local/git/bin/git clone https://github.com/<yourrepo>

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Also please note, on some Mac Sytstems there might be a git version in /usr/bin witch prompts you to install Xcode. Since I do not use Xcode, and even then rather use a Git build I know, rename it and link git to this (correct) location:
cd /usr/bin
sudo mv git git.xcode
sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/git .

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by:Nathan Riley
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Aha, thanks for the above, it was b/c I didn't have the path correct.

I had:
/usr/local/git/bin

I saw above and changed to:
/usr/local/git/bin/git

Now it works thanks!
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