I have my git repos hosted on a server using Gitolite. I can access them using SSH like this and it works from Mac OS X/Linux:
git clone email@example.com
On a Windows 8 Box I now have installed GitHub for Windows (GH4W) to access these Repos. I have set up the SSH keys and everything works from the Git-Shell (Powershell):
C:\Users\joni\Documents\GitHub> git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:testing Cloning into 'testing'... Warning: Permanently added 'example.net,220.127.116.11' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. remote: Counting objects: 114, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (100/100), done. remote: Total 114 (delta 29), reused 0 (delta 0) Receiving objects: 100% (114/114), 9.72 KiB, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (29/29), done. C:\Users\joni\Documents\GitHub>
When I add this repo to GitHub for Windows now per drag and drop, GitHub for Windows cannot sync. I can do local commits and the remote is listed unter
Settings > Primary remote (Origin), but the
sync button never appears when I did local commits, and I also cannot pull changes from the server.
However everything works if I just open a shell in the repo (
Tools > Open a Shell here) and do a
git pull or
git push manually.
So this must be an issue with GitHub for Windows ?