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Copilot Lvl 3
Message 1 of 13

fatal: repository not found



I cant update my repository.  The message I get is:

fatal: repository '' not found


when I enter git remote -v I get

origin (fetch)
origin (push)


I havent been using git that long.  I dont know what it means when one command cant find the repository another command reports.


I did log into git with a different accout then sqitch back.  I suspect that some part didnt switch over while another part did.  Just my best guess.  Before I spend hours trying to figure out this pecularity I thought best to see if someone with more knoweldge of git may know what this means.


I am using windows 10 and one repository is private and the other is public, if that matters.



12 Replies
Pilot Lvl 2
Message 2 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

That repository is probably private. Try: 

git remote set-url origin
Copilot Lvl 3
Message 3 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

Yes, it is private.


C:\Code86\RotairERP>git remote set-url origin

C:\Code86\RotairERP>git push origin master
remote: Repository not found.
fatal: repository '' not found


And yes I do have rights to the repository:



Is there any documentation for the error messages?  Ive seen the book,

But that is only useful when everything is working.  I cant find any trouble shooting guides.  


Any assistance is appreciated.

Community Manager
Message 4 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

Has @aceofwings added you as a collaborator on that repository? Since it is private, if they haven't done that, you won't be able to access the repository. Beyond that, since it is a private repository you should probably contact private support at They will have the access to take a look at what might be going wrong.

Copilot Lvl 3
Message 5 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

Thanks for your reply.


OK, I'll try that.  But with several days downtime, a couple of hours trying to fix the issue github appears to be too expensive as far as lost time goes to be worth using.  Unless your suggestion saves the day.



Copilot Lvl 3
Message 6 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

This can be closed.  Since we cant use Github we have decided to use an alternate.


Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 7 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

I have a similar issue to Marvelous-Software.  I created/initialized a local repo ("testrepo") in Bash/Git, added a file and did an initial commit.  I tried running this command:


git remote add origin<my-github-username>testrepo.git


as well as one similar to what you suggested:


git remote set-url origin /<my-github-username>testrepo.git


In both cases, the command git remote --verbose returned results that the above url (minus the .git at the end) existed for fetch and pull.


However, when I go to my github account, the aforementioned repo doesn't exist.


Any suggestions?

Community Manager
Message 8 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

@skipstevenson when you create a repo locally, GitHub has no way of knowing you did that. So you have to tell GitHub to create a repo on GitHub for you. You can do this in a few different ways, the simplest one is to go to and follow the instructions. Once you've done that, then the remote connection you've defined already will work.


I hope that helps!

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 9 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

Thank you, this worked! Trying to set up GitHub for the first time, and I kept getting the fatal : repository not found error, despite the repository being public in GitHub. 


Used the command you provided, followed by push, and success.

Ground Controller Lvl 2
Message 10 of 13

Re: fatal: repository not found

go to this url. It worked for me.