I tried checking out a feature branch of a Git repo from the command line on Windows, and received the following error:
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.
"C:\Program Files\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -I -c 'git.exe daemon --verbose
Then, I re-attempt the Git clone of my feature branch
git clone --branch myfeature 'https://MyGitRepoUrl'
…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