I know this question has come up, I have been reading threads for two days now, most of which pertain to remote repositories.
I have inherited a SourceTree + Git setup from the previous support group.
Any help would be appreciated
What I ended up doing was creating the clone from the Linux Host. Navigated to desired location and ran
'git clone /absolutepath/existing_repo'
This allowed me to add existing repo (the clone I just made) to Source Tree without the error. (I did try adding the existing repo before creating a copy, and got the error)
Had similar issue on version 2.4.8. I installed git on the machine and it worked after that. You could do this by going to Source Tree --> Tools --> Options --> Git -->Use Embedded git (If you haven't installed git on your machine) or Use System Git (If you have installed git on your machine.)
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