[R-pkg-devel] GitHub problems

Max Turgeon M@x@Turgeon @end|ng |rom um@n|tob@@c@
Fri Apr 3 22:17:34 CEST 2020

Hi Spencer,

Did you follow the instructions here? https://help.github.com/en/github/authenticating-to-github/connecting-to-github-with-ssh

Once the key is setup, you should be able to do "git clone git using github.com:JamesRamsay5/fda.git", without any need to input a token or a password in the command. Similarly, git push/pull/fetch should all work seamlessly.

This is how I've used Github for many years, and it's always worked fine.



Connecting to GitHub with SSH - GitHub Help<https://help.github.com/en/github/authenticating-to-github/connecting-to-github-with-ssh>
You can connect to GitHub using SSH.

Max Turgeon
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
Department of Computer Science
University of Manitoba

From: R-package-devel <r-package-devel-bounces using r-project.org> on behalf of Spencer Graves <spencer.graves using effectivedefense.org>
Sent: April 3, 2020 3:03:12 PM
To: Hugh Parsonage
Cc: List r-package-devel
Subject: Re: [R-pkg-devel] GitHub problems

Caution: This message was sent from outside the University of Manitoba.

Hello, All:

       I've been unable to get SSH to work with
"https://github.com/JamesRamsay5/fda", documented in my email to this
group almost 3 weeks ago.  I've been able to do "git clone
https://sbgraves237:<GitHub-password>@github.com/JamesRamsay5/fda", then
change a file, do "git commit" and "git push".

       However, this has my GitHub password in a plain text ".git" file
on my hard drive.  I think the hard drive on my computer is encrypted,
so maybe that's not a problem.

       Am I not allowed to use SSH with a GitHub repository that's not
my own?

       Spencer Graves

p.s.  Since my previous email, Ramsay added "README.md" to that
repository.  I can do "git clone" and get it, then edit it, then "git
commit".  However, "git push" keeps giving me errors:

git push
remote: Invalid username or password.
fatal: Authentication failed for

       A few hours ago, the owner, JamesRamsay5, went to "Settings" >
"Manage access", then invited me as a collaborator.  I got an email
asking me to "view invitation", which I did.  I got another email
saying, "Hey there, we�re just writing to let you know that you�ve been
automatically subscribed to a repository on GitHub." Sadly, I still
couldn't access it, so I I deleted my token and created a new one.  I
also deleted my previous local clone of "fda" and recreated it using
"git clone https://<token>@github.com/JamesRamsay5/fda".  Then I did a
test edit to the one file in that repository, README.md.  I think did
'git commit README.md -m "tst edit"'.  Then "git push" keeps giving me
the error just mentioned.

 > sessionInfo()
R version 3.6.3 (2020-02-29)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
Running under: macOS Catalina 10.15.4

Matrix products: default

[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets
[6] methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_3.6.3 tools_3.6.3

On 2020-03-14 02:33, Spencer Graves wrote:
> Thanks very much.
> I deleted my token.  I will forward your comment to Jim Ramsay to try
> to figure out the permissions question.
> Spencer
> On 2020-03-14 01:35, Hugh Parsonage wrote:
>> You published your token. You should revoke it.
>> You probably don�t have the right permissions associated with git.
>> On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 at 2:14 pm, Spencer Graves
>> <spencer.graves using effectivedefense.org
>> <mailto:spencer.graves using effectivedefense.org>> wrote:
>>     Hello, All:
>>            What do you suggest Jim Ramsay and I do to migrate the fda
>>     package to GitHub?
>>            Jim successfully created an empty repository:
>>     https://github.com/JamesRamsay5/fda
>>            He told me he had officially made me a "contributor".  I did:
>>     git clone https://<token>@github.com/JamesRamsay5/fda
>>     <http://github.com/JamesRamsay5/fda>
>>     Cloning into 'fda'...
>>     warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.
>>     Checking connectivity... done.
>>            Then I copied files into this directory, did "git add" and
>>     "git
>>     commit".
>>            Then I did "git push", and it wouldn't let me:
>>     SpenceravessMBP:fda sbgraves$ git push
>>     remote: Permission to JamesRamsay5/fda.git denied to sbgraves237.
>>     fatal: unable to access
>>     'https://892da70262d9a4faa857b8602145414d6b21085b@github.com/JamesRamsay5/fda/':
>>     The requested URL returned error: 403
>>            Suggestions?
>>            Thanks,
>>            Spencer Graves
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