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Setting Up Gitweb on Shared Hosting

Jordan Rose (tweet):

I did get a few recommendations for other places to host Git repositories, but—at least partly inspired by Tom Ryder’s “Why Not GitHub?”—I decided to take the plunge and set up my own hosting.

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According to the Git Book, you’re supposed to grab the latest sources and generate a custom version of the script yourself. What they don’t mention is that pretty much everything you’d customize by generating it yourself is already customizable with a config file.

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The idea to use a RewriteRule is adapted from the gitweb man page, but I’ve made one important change: paths that resolve to real directories are still sent to gitweb.cgi.

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Basically, git doesn’t normally keep around info for clones to work over plain HTTP, but we can generate it up front whenever there’s a push. We use a post-update hook for that.

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Would make more sense just to install GitLab, which does everything for you (and is free too).

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