GitHub repository gives 404

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Geert van Horrik

05 Mar, 2014 01:11 PM

I want to test the software on a public repository of Orcomp (a company profile):

I have logged in with my personal GitHub account. The repository is visible in the list, but when I try to add it, this is what I get:

Error adding webhook to GitHub repository: Response status code does not indicate success: 404 (Not Found)

When I select one of my own (directly linked to my personal account), it works.

  1. 1 Posted by tony on 05 Mar, 2014 02:56 PM

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    Can you fork the repository and use your fork? Then once you've got it set up, you can suggest that they add your appveyor configuration via a pull request.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 05 Mar, 2014 05:58 PM

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    Hi Geert,

    Re-authorize AppVeyor for "public and private repositories". I'm still trying to reproduce this issue with my own account (though I'm able to add project and webhook into AppVeyor organization repository), but usually re-authorization helps.

    Another approach would be to make AppVeyor skipping webhook creation error when adding public organization's repository you don't have admin access to.

  3. 3 Posted by Matt Warren on 27 Jun, 2014 12:34 PM

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    I have a similar situation, I'd like to use AppVeyor with HdrHistogram, which I'm a Commiter, but not owner of (

    I can see it as an option when I add a new Project, but then I get the error "Error adding webhook to GitHub repository: Response status code does not indicate success: 404 (Not Found)."

    Is there anything I can do? I don't want to run a private fork of HdrHistorgram just for this.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 27 Jun, 2014 04:22 PM

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    The only option I see here is to make AppVeyor silently skipping webhook setup if you don't have required permissions.

    - Feodor

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 29 Jun, 2014 07:15 AM

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    OK, it's been changed and update deployed - it should silently skip webhook creation if no required permissions.

  6. 6 Posted by Matt Warren on 30 Jun, 2014 07:46 AM

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    Thanks for doing that, it's working now.

  7. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:45 AM.

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