Error testing connection. Error talking to repository - occurs when trying to connect to a Git repository

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When trying to connect to a Git repository the following appears in the Testing Connection dialog:

The following error is also written in the atlassian-fisheye-YYYY-MM-DD.log:

2015-05-25 19:52:42,693 ERROR [qtp1128132589-563 ection-1432554762648] fisheye RepositoryAdminRpcServiceImpl-testRepositoryConnection - Error testing connection. com.cenqua.fisheye.config.ConfigException: Error talking to repository: 

	at com.atlassian.fisheye.spi.admin.impl.DefaultRepositoryAdminService.testConnectionFor(
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source)
Caused by: com.cenqua.fisheye.config.ConfigException: Error talking to repository: 
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.git.GitScmConfig.testConnection(
	at com.cenqua.fisheye.RepositoryConfig.testConnection(
	at com.atlassian.fisheye.spi.admin.impl.DefaultRepositoryAdminService.testConnectionFor(
	... 161 more
2015-05-25 19:52:42,697 ERROR [qtp1128132589-563 ection-1432554762648] fisheye RepositoryAdminRpcServiceImpl-testRepositoryConnection - Connection failed.


Cause #1 - Git executable not available

Fisheye was not able to detect where Git executable (git.exe for a Windows Server) is located.

Cause #2 - Repository details are incorrect

At least one of the following things is incorrect:

  • The Git URL
  • The authentication type selected
  • The credentials specified


Resolution for Cause #1 - Git executable not available

Set the absolute Git executable path by going to FishEye Administration > Global Settings > Server > Git executable > Edit Details. The Git executable file is usually located in the bin directory found inside the directory into which Git is installed, typically C:\Program Files\Git\bin\git.exe in Windows environments.

FE-4543 - Getting issue details... STATUS  is a request to provide a clearer message when the Git executable is not available.

Resolution for Cause #2 - Repository details are incorrect

Make sure that the Git URL, the authentication type and the provided credentials are correct.

You can test the expected Git URL by running:

git config --get remote.origin.url

Last modified on Oct 26, 2021

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