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Fatal error "not a git repository" Git

Hi!

I’ve been trying to setup git. I’ve followed this tutorials step by step like 12 times. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-git-effectively https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-git-on-debian-7

But I get stuck in the same step: “git push origin master” I get the following error:

fatal: ‘/testing.git’ does not appear to be a git repository fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists.

Previously I’ve done:

git remote add origin ssh://gitadmin@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/testing.git git remote -v

I’ve also tried with the complete path git remote set-url origin ssh://gitadmin@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/home/gitadmin/git/testing.git

Without errors, but always the same error… gitadmin is a user of my server, which is a debian 7 x32

Thanks in advance.


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The tutorials you linked to just get you setup to use the git client. They don’t set up the server side. Check out this tutorial:

How To Set Up a Private Git Server on a VPS

Have you created the empty repository on the server you are pushing to already? On the server run:

git init --bare path/to/testing.git