[FIXED] npm / git fails with: refusing to work with credential missing host field


I need to install a dependency from git like this:

npm i git://hostname.com/scm/projects/project.name.git#tag123

unfortunatly it fails with:

npm ERR! Error while executing:
npm ERR! C:\Program Files\Git\mingw64\bin\git.EXE ls-remote -h -t git://hostname.com/scm/projects/project.name.git
npm ERR!
npm ERR! fatal: refusing to work with credential missing host field
npm ERR!
npm ERR! exited with error code: 128

my .git-credentials looks like this:


and .gitconfig looks like this:

[http "https://hostname.com"]
    sslCert = D:/git/ssl.crt
    sslKey = D:/git/ssl.key
    sslVerify = false
[url "https://hostname.com/"]
    insteadOf = git://hostname.com/

    longpaths = true
    helper = store

What is wrong here and how to solve it?



Delete the git installation folder (e.g.: C:\Program Files\Git) completely and install the latest git version from https://git-scm.com/downloads.

Seems like a git interanl config get corrupt.

Answered By – Chriss

Answer Checked By – Laura B. (Easybugfix Admin)

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