Datalad. Data Clone does not work

Hello. I have problems with data download via datalad on my Mac.

Summary of what happened:

I wanted to clone the Localizer Dataset. However, I get an error notice. According to Download Data — DartBrains it should work.

Command used:

cd /Users/name/Python/Data
datalad install

(subsequently called URL, because I am not allowed to post more than 4 links)

second try:
datalad clone URL


datalad 0.17.9, Apple M1 2020, macOS Ventura 13.0.1, Mac Terminal 2.13

Relevant log outputs (up to 20 lines):

install(error): /Users/name/Python/Data/Localizer (dataset) [Failed to clone from any candidate source URL. Encountered errors per each url were:

  • URL
    CommandError: ‘git -c diff.ignoreSubmodules=none clone --progress URL /Users/name/Python/Data/Localizer’ failed with exitcode 128 [err: ‘Cloning into ‘/Users/name/Python/Data/Localizer’…

    error: RPC failed; curl 18 transfer closed with outstanding read data remaining
    fatal: the remote end hung up unexpectedly
    fatal: early EOF
    fatal: index-pack failed’]
  • URL
    CommandError: ‘git -c diff.ignoreSubmodules=none clone --progress /Users/name/Python/Data/Localizer’ failed with exitcode 128 [err: ‘Cloning into ‘/Users/name/Python/Data/Localizer’…
    fatal: repository ‘’ not found’]]

Thank you :slight_smile:

try again (I think it might be unstable network connection – see those “error: RPC failed…”), and try with pure git clone after all it is what it is running. I did datalad install it and datalad clone it no problem (besides very slowly – connection to gin seems to be not too fast or server is busy)

I had to try it in multiple WiFi networks and multiple times, but finally, it worked! :slight_smile: Thanks.

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