Something must have changed btw 1.6.1 and 1.8.1 which make clone fails for any repository which has
Private: false since. Indeed, turning this bit to true by
Visibility checkbox into Gitea repository settings then recreating the drone repo makes the clone operation works.
Gitea is configured with
The clone error output the famous:
fatal: could not read Username for 'https://example.com: No such device or address
This post help me to figure this: https://github.com/drone/drone/issues/2468