Tuesday 19 April 2016

Bower with VS 2015–Resolve ECMDERR Failed to execute "git clone https://github.com/components/ … exit code of #-532462766

Recently encountered error in getting bower packages with VS 2015 Update 1 (Enterprise), which is confirmed error on VS 2015 Update 2 Community as well, according to MSDN forum thread here.
PATH=.\node_modules\.bin;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External;%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\git
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\Bower.cmd" install --force-latest
bower jqueri-ui#*           not-cached
bower jqueri-ui#*              resolve https://github.com/components/jqueryui.git#*
bower jqueri-ui#*             checkout 1.11.4
bower jqueri-ui#*              ECMDERR Failed to execute "git clone
https://github.com/components/jqueryui.git -b 1.11.4 --progress . --depth 1", exit code of #-532462766
It does not load the version number of the package properly in bower.json as well.01
It is same issue in corporate network and in no firewall, no proxy direct internet connection.
Search on the error and trying out so many suggestions, the most stable workaround is mentioned in this connect feedback (workaround link given stackoverflow answer).
Solution Step By Step
1. Download Git from http://git-scm.com/
2. Install in your machine.03
3. Open Git Bashimage
4. Run below command with Git Bash
git config --global url."http://".insteadOf git://image
5. In Visual Studio right click on Dependencies – > Bower and click External toolsimage
or click Tools, Options in Visual Studio.image
6. Go to Project and Solutions –> External Web Tools in Options dialog.image
7. Uncheck “$(DevEnvDir)\Extensions\Microsoft\Web Tools\External\git” and add a new folder path to your Git installed location bin folder.image
8. Close and open Visual Studio and you are good to go.
Now packages give version number in bower.jsonimage
Restore package completes smoothly.image
One caveat with the solution is having to install external Git in the machine, which will not be used for anything other than fixing this issue. MSFT should fix the problem with embedded Git shipped with VS to make this a seamless experience for the developers.


Anonymous said...

Worked for me! Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

That is great! It worked Fine.

Thanks for the detailed description of what to do.

KJMeath said...

Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Had this issue after installing Update 2, and this fixed it.

Unknown said...

Great!!! It worked ...

Anonymous said...

Works great for me! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for saving my time

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm! Thanks a bunch!!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much! It's working with me.

carlos_yy said...

Thank you man !!

Anonymous said...

This solution also worked form me w/ VS2015 Community. Thanks!

Jhoan said...

Thank you for this. Works like a charm.

Anonymous said...

Made my day, Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Is perfect!!

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Worked perfectly!

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