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Following up onthere is supposed to be a "Troubleshooting Git clone" link on the instructions tab, which is especially helpful for people who may be running an older version of Git.
However, it turns out that link only shows up when you're viewing a project you don't maintain, not for your own projects.
This patch should fix it. I didn't actually test it, but it's a pretty trivial patch :)