I am trying to clone the drupal project locally but getting this error

k10593:htdocs welcha$ git clone git://drupalcode.org/project/drupal.git fooproject
Cloning into 'fooproject'...
fatal: unable to connect to drupalcode.org:
drupalcode.org[0:]: errno=Operation timed out

I am following this tutorial: http://drupal.org/node/803746

Any idea what the problem might be?

  • It may seem like an obvious question, but have you checked basic network connectivity on this server? Is drupalcode.org resolved? "host drupalcode.org" Apr 5, 2013 at 12:10
  • Do you use proxy to connect to the internet? If yes then you might need to do a export http_proxy=<proxy_server>:<port> from your terminal.
    – AjitS
    Apr 5, 2013 at 12:12
  • 1
    You are cloning from the wrong url. It is git://git.drupal.org/project/drupal.git for drupal core. Apr 5, 2013 at 12:53

2 Answers 2


Try disconnecting your wifi and then connecting again. Used to resolve the issue before, when i got "some broken pipe error". This generally happen iF your wifi network keep switching to different connection to balance the load. Just a suggestion.


There is some connection issues. Try it once again after disconnecting your wifi.

Now go to you github account http://www.github.com Now search for the project that you want to clone.

then go for forking.

https://help.github.com/articles/fork-a-repo (what is forking and it works.)

there is a fork button on the top right side of your github account.Click that button. It would copy the project in your github account.

Now go for git clone (ssh url of the project)

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