Update connectivity requirements

Recent refugee from Manjaro OpenRC here. Glad to be here.
Installed Calculate Cinnamon at home, no issues, all works out of the box. Totally new to Gentoo, so many things are different, especially portage.

I also installed it on one of my testing computers at work. It gets Internet connection through our network. I can surf Internet but Calculate update doesn’t seem to be able to get through. Always comes up with error
Git git://github.com/calculatelinux/distros.git is unavailable.

What could be blocking it?

Thank you.

Try to execute:

git clone git://github.com/calculatelinux/distros.git

Tried. I get:
github.com[0:]: errno=Connection refused

Does the site open http://github.com?

Yes, I have no problem browsing

I found some possible solutions that suggest changing git:// to https:// in links. The only place I found these links are in etc/portage/repos.conf/gentoo.conf and layman.conf
Changed links in those two files but still not working.
Any other places where git:// could be found? Apparently our firewall does not allow git://
These are my assumptions, I don’t know if this is in fact the problem.

I have the same issue: git:// is not available for my connection, is it possible to use https:// instead?

Hi Alexander!

If the provider closes the Git port, you can try using an alternative Git mirror that runs on 443 port.

cl-core-variables --set update.cl_update_rep_url="git://git.lautre.ru:443/repo/gentoo.git,git://git.lautre.ru:443/repo/calculate.git,git://git.lautre.ru:443/repo/distros.git"

I had checked the solution, seems all works fine now.
Thank you.