git outta here…

I’m switching my Source Control Management ¬†software to git. Performance has been great, I’m learning to branch and merge with wild abandon and philosophically it’s right on (what with the distributed model and all).

Creating a new remote repository on my private server was *almost* too easy. The one snafu was getting sshd to include the git binary path for non-interactive login. To save me the trouble of having to look this up again later, add a .bashrc file to your user dir:

export PATH=/usr/local/git/bin:$PATH

Other steps, again for reference.

  • Download the git installer
  • Create a new bare repo on the remote machine:
mkdir -p /path/to/remote/repo.git
cd /path/to/remote/repo.git
git --bare init
exit
  • Add the remote repository to the local machine:
git remote add origin ssh://server/path/to/remote/repo.git
git push origin master
  • Done!

(Unless, of course you get the following message try the .bashrc workaround above)

bash: git-receive-pack: command not found

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