[fpc-pascal] Forking the GitLab FPC Source repository

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Apr 30 17:59:55 CEST 2023

On Sun, 30 Apr 2023, Norman Dunbar via fpc-pascal wrote:

> Good Afternoon All.
> I'm attempting to fork the FPC Source repository on GitLab so that I can 
> occasionally make some updates to the M68K Sinclair QL cross compiler RTL and 
> Unit files. However, I get an error messages saying "an error occurred, try 
> again". This is constant with every attempt, after fresh logins etc.
> I suspect that this is down to the repository being private? If indeed it is 
> private. There are docs on GitLab which advises that private repos can't be 
> cloned unless a member.
> Am I correct in this thinking? Is all I need to do is request access to the 
> official repo using the link on the home page for it?

The repo is not private.

> I have checked the FPC development docs, Wiki and searched with 
> Google/DuckDuckGo to no avail.
> Any advice gratefully reeceived. Thanks.

One possible reason is that the repo is simply too big: it has 26 years of

We had serious problems importing it for this very reason.


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