I got this error when run this firmware update command. Before this update was succesfully completed by this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

pi@Raspi-2 ~ $ sudo rpi-update
Raspberry Pi firmware updater by Hexxeh, enhanced by AndrewS
Performing self-update
ARM/GPU split is now defined in /boot/config.txt using the gpu_mem option!
Updating firmware (this will take a few minutes)
error: rev-list died of signal 11
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
  • What happens when you run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade again? Dec 8, 2012 at 0:24
  • 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Dec 8, 2012 at 6:58
  • could be a memory issue - check that you have 30-50Mb of free RAM (free -h) before you run rpi-update. I recommend you update you copy of rpi-update, too.
    – abolotnov
    Jan 30, 2013 at 22:12

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I removed the git package and reinstalled it. The problem was solved.

  • Strange. You can mark this as the correct answer in a couple of days.
    – Jivings
    Feb 26, 2013 at 21:18

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