Thursday, May 08, 2014

Git Server Part #2

I found out today that WebDAV is not the best way to setup Git server. Instead we are better of using Git-HTTP-Backend or "Smart" HTTP

Also we are going to install gitweb too, to enable us viewing project and repositories using the web browser.

To install gitweb:

sudo apt-get install gitweb

Install fcgid Apache2 Mod:

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-fcgid

Enable all Apache2 modules required:

sudo a2enmod env alias fcgid

Restart Apache2:

sudo service apache2 restart

From the previous blog, I have Git website setup already, so I need to modify my site.conf file.

Modification #1 - Give Access to git-http-backend 

<Directory /usr/lib/git-core>
Require all granted
Options +ExecCGI +FollowSymLinks

Modification #2 - Setup Alias for Gitweb

Alias /gitweb /usr/share/gitweb

<Directory /usr/share/gitweb>
Options +FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

Modification #3 - Add Script Alias

ScriptAliasMatch "(?x)^/(.*/(HEAD | info/refs | objects/(info/[^/]+ | [0-9a-f]{2}/[0-9a-f]{38} | pack/pack-[0-9a-f]{40}.(pack|idx)) | git-(upload|receive)-pack))$" /usr/lib/git-core/git-http-backend/$1

Modification #4 - Add Environment Variables

SetEnv GIT_PROJECT_ROOT /home/www/git

Next is to configure Gitweb. Edit gitweb.conf

sudo vi /etc/gitweb.conf

Change the $projectroot to the location of your project root folder
Save it

Next is to delete the gitweb.conf from /etc/apache2/conf.d/ folder

Now to access your gitweb, just point to: http://git.domain.tld/gitweb