[kwlug-disc] setting up a multi-user git server

J W jeff.w.bulk at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 02:26:12 EDT 2010


Oh, perhaps you misunderstood me. I merely meant you could ask them
how they went about achieving their multi-user git setup, given that
documentation on the subject is hard to come by. I didn't mean for you
to just use their service.

On 2010-08-18, at 11:21 PM, Johnny Ferguson <hyperflexed at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 08/19/2010 02:16 AM, J W wrote:
>> Have you tried asking github?
>> I mean, if the documentation is hard to come by and googling hasn't
>> given you anything useful, there's no harm in asking them to point you
>> to the documentation that they found useful.
>>
>> I use github and have had to use their support before, they're
>> generally pretty good.
>>
>
> my understanding is that github is just a service and a frontend. I do use github, but I'm trying to set up my own git server.
>
> I'm moreso wondering what's involved with creating a multi-user git server. Do I have to create a user on the remote box for each user using the git server? Or does git handle this in some other way?
>
> I tried looking for a piece of "github" software, but I didn't find much.
>
> Again, I'm not asking anyone to write me a book, but if anyone knows of a guide that would help in this endeavour, I'm all ears. I've tried using gitosis, but I'm not sure what it's doing or how it works. If there's a "vanilla" way to go about this, I'd rather use that (so I can try to understand what's going on).
>
> -Johnny
>
>>
>> On 2010-08-18, at 11:10 PM, Johnny Ferguson<hyperflexed at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> I just got an account with rackspace, and I'm trying to find a guide for setting up a multi-user git server.
>>>
>>> I've created the git user, but I'm not sure how I go about allowing multiple users to use git. Is there a simple way to let outside users create and work with repositories on my server? (I'm thinking simple, like github).
>>>
>>> I'm sure the solutions are out there, but I haven't chanced upon them.
>>>
>>> Also, if there's some kind of easy to use web interface, I'd like to know about it.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Johnny
>>>
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