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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-20356

Git CLI cannot clone on Windows using GIT_SSH to set credentials when running as a service


    • Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Icon: Major Major
    • git-client-plugin
    • None
    • Git plugin 2.0, git client plugin 1.4.6, Windows 8, Windows Server 2011, Windows 7

      A git job configured to use the command line implementation with Git plugin 2.0 and git client plugin 1.4.6 fails to clone on Windows, but successfully clones on Linux.

      The problem seems to be that it is trying to configure an environment (setting SSH_PASS=echo) for the launched command, even though Windows does not use the same technique to pass environment variables to a process.

      I think there was a different behavior in prior versions of git-client.

      I created the job by:

      1. Configure a global ssh credential
      2. Create a new job, restrict it to only run on Windows
      3. Use a git ssh protocol URL (like ssh://wheezy64b/var/cache/git/mwaite/bin.git)
      4. Select the correct ssh credential from the dropdown list
      5. Add a build step (I used XShell "echo hello world")
      6. Save the job
      7. Run the job

      Stack trace on Windows:

      Started by user anonymous
      Building remotely on alan-pc in workspace C:\J\workspace\git-cli-ssh
      Cloning the remote Git repository
      Cloning repository ssh://wheezy64b/var/cache/git/mwaite/bin.git
      git --version
      git version 1.8.3.msysgit.0
      using GIT_SSH to set credentials Jenkins
      ERROR: Error cloning remote repo 'origin'
      hudson.plugins.git.GitException: Could not clone ssh://wheezy64b/var/cache/git/mwaite/bin.git
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.CliGitAPIImpl$1.execute(CliGitAPIImpl.java:310)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.RemoteGitImpl$CommandInvocationHandler$1.call(RemoteGitImpl.java:151)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.RemoteGitImpl$CommandInvocationHandler$1.call(RemoteGitImpl.java:144)
      	at hudson.remoting.UserRequest.perform(UserRequest.java:118)
      	at hudson.remoting.UserRequest.perform(UserRequest.java:48)
      	at hudson.remoting.Request$2.run(Request.java:326)
      	at hudson.remoting.InterceptingExecutorService$1.call(InterceptingExecutorService.java:72)
      	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
      	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
      	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
      	at hudson.remoting.Engine$1$1.run(Engine.java:63)
      	at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
      Caused by: hudson.plugins.git.GitException: Command "clone --progress -o origin ssh://wheezy64b/var/cache/git/mwaite/bin.git C:\J\workspace\git-cli-ssh" returned status code 128:
      stdout: Cloning into 'C:\J\workspace\git-cli-ssh'...
      stderr: error: cannot spawn C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Local\Temp\ssh3783977685963347919.exe: No such file or directory
      fatal: unable to fork
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.CliGitAPIImpl.launchCommandIn(CliGitAPIImpl.java:981)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.CliGitAPIImpl.launchCommandWithCredentials(CliGitAPIImpl.java:920)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.CliGitAPIImpl.access$400(CliGitAPIImpl.java:64)
      	at org.jenkinsci.plugins.gitclient.CliGitAPIImpl$1.execute(CliGitAPIImpl.java:308)
      	... 11 more
      ERROR: null
      Finished: FAILURE

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            markewaite Mark Waite
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