Fatal error when cloning repo?

Hi there, I’m following the instructions on this page:


To build blender, but I’m getting an error when I try cloning the repo. When I try this:

git clone git://git.blender.org/blender.git

I get:

Cloning into ‘blender’…
fatal: read error: Invalid argument

What am I doing wrong?

What system are cloning the repo on and do you have git installed on your system?

Perhaps some firewall shenanigans? Try http:// rather than git:// see if that makes it happy

This is the right answer, it was my VPN that I usually have on for … reasons. Thanks all!

Cool, glad the issue was resolved.