Problem in cloning mtd git

Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven at
Thu Apr 2 07:52:38 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, vimal singh wrote:
> I cloned Linus' official kernel tree. And then tried cloning mtd git
> as mentioned at
> I am see below error:
> $ git clone --reference linux-2.6 git:// mtd-2.6
> warning: templates not found /home_lbp/share/git-core/templates/
> Initialized empty Git repository in /home2/vimal/mtd-2.6/.git/
> fatal: Unable to look up (port 9418) (Temporary
> failure in name resolution)
> fetch-pack from 'git://' failed.
> Any help regarding this is welcome...

Alternatively, you can add the MTD stuff as a remote to your existing

% cd linux-2.6
% git remote add mtd git://
% git remote update

and you should have the mtd branches under mtd/:

% git branch -a
% git checkout mtd/master

With kind regards,

Geert Uytterhoeven
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