Apr 5, 2015
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Install gitolite

Gittolite is a nice tool to manage access and git repositories with an additional admin-repository.

Server Site

Install the port by:

cd /usr/ports/devel/gitolite/
make install
make clean

Now we create the home dir of the git user:

mkdir /usr/local/git
chown git:git /usr/local/git

Set a password for the user git:

passwd git

Client Site

Now we copy our public key to the server with:

scp ~/.ssh/ git@server:name.key

Now login with the user git and ssh:

ssh -o PubkeyAuthentication=no git@server

Now we setup the gitolite repo:

gitolite setup name.key
exit vi without modification on the file.

Checkout the admin repository with:

git clone git@server:gitolite-admin

Do your modification, commit it and push it back to the server.

Move existing repo to gitolite

At first we create a new repo using the gitolite mechanism by editing the file gitolite.conf from the cloned gitolite-admin repository:

repo newrepo
  RW+ = user

Commit this change and push it to the server.

Now we can push our existing repo into gitolite. Go to the repo you want to push into your gitolite managed repos and insert:

git push --all git@server:newrepo

Upgrade Gitolite v3

Upgrade gitolite using normal FreeBSD upgrade (portmaster or portupgrade). After this is finished we have to upgrade the hook scripts.

Login into the server with the git account:

ssh -o PubkeyAuthentication=no git@server

Upgrade with:

gitolite setup

That’s it.

EMail Notifier

gem install git-commit-notifier

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