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Apparently the git version on the CentOS7 based runner host was quite outdated: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 18.104.22.168
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 sudo yum remove git # Install the ius repository (new URL!) sudo yum install -y https://repo.ius.io/ius-release-el7.rpm # Install specific IUS version of the git package # Note the hardcoded version in the package name. For details check: # - https://github.com/iusrepo/wishlist/issues/241#issue-454462839 # - https://github.com/iusrepo/git222/issues/6 # To always install the latest IUS version of git run the following instead: # sudo yum install --exclude git git sudo yum install git222 # Finally, reinstall and enable the gitlab-runner: sudo yum install gitlab-runner sudo systemctl enable gitlab-runner sudo systemctl start gitlab-runner
The git version will be up-to-date and subsequent GitLab pipeline jobs will succeed:
$ git --version git version 2.22.2
Originally this article installed the ius repository via:
rpm -U https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm yum install git2u
But now you’ll receive the following error when using that domain:
Complete! Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, ovl Cannot open: https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm. Skipping. Error: Nothing to do
The reason is that the redirect of iuscommunity.org was removed at 2020-06-01.