Running with gitlab-runner 12.3.0 (a8a019e0) on dck02-dev.some.corp CFj3yCcn Using Shell executor... Running on dck02-dev.some.corp... Fetching changes with git depth set to 50... Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/gitlab-runner/builds/CFj3yCcn/0/myproject/poc-service/.git/ fatal: git fetch-pack: expected shallow list ERROR: Job failed: exit status 1
Apparently the git version on the CentOS7 based runner host was quite outdated:
$ git --version git version 22.214.171.124
This version doesn’t support commands like git fetch-pack. In order to fix this we have two options as noted on the official git website:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, CentOS, Scientific Linux, et al.
RHEL and derivatives typically ship older versions of git. You can download a tarball and build from source, or use a 3rd-party repository such as the IUS Community Project to obtain a more recent version of git.
I’ll cover option 2 below in detail using the git package from the IUS Community Project which requires the epel-release package so install it if you haven’t already:
If you don’t have extras repository enabled or you don’t want to enable extras repository for installing only one package, then you can just temporarily enable extras repository and install epel-release with the following command:
yum --enablerepo=extras install epel-release
Then follow these steps:
# First, uninstall the original git package # Note that this will also remove the gitlab-runner package because it has defined git as dependency yum remove git # Install the ius repository rpm -U https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm # Install the IUS version of the git package yum install git2u # Finally, reinstall and enable the gitlab-runner: yum install gitlab-runner systemctl enable gitlab-runner systemctl start gitlab-runner
The git version will be up-to-date and subsequent GitLab pipeline jobs will succeed:
$ git --version git version 2.16.6