Just a quick info for anyone building Blender under Windows.
Today there was an update to Git for Windows ( 2.19.2 ) and after I updated I couldn’t get “make update” to work properly. It just threw a WSASocket error. Google didn’t help at all. But I took a look in the changelog of Git for Windows and this looks like the cause:
Please note: Git CMD is deprecated as of this Git for Windows version. The default is to have
PATHanyway, so there is no noticeable difference between CMD and Git CMD. It is impossible to turn off CMD’s behavior where it picks up any
git.exein the current directory, so let’s discourage the use of Git CMD. Users who dislike Git Bash should switch to Powershell instead.
Downgrading to 2.19.1 helped.