I tried checking out a feature branch of a Git repo from the command line on Windows, like this:
fatal: early EOF fatal: index-pack failed
Absolutely no real info here to help me identify the source problem.
To get to the source of the issue, I launched the Git daemon in verbose mode.
</code></code><p><code>"C:\Program Files\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -I -c 'git.exe daemon --verbose '</code><p><code>
Then, I re-attempt the Git clone of my feature branch,
</code></code><p><font face="Courier New">git clone --branch myfeature <a href="https://MyGitRepoUrl">https://MyGitRepoUrl</a></font><p><font face="Courier New"><code><code>
…and I received a a prompt from Windows that the Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this app with a prompt to allow the ports.
What it creates is this new allow rule on Windows Firewall for Git for Windows as shown below.