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* Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a Solaris machine?
@ 2009-06-04 16:35 stuart
  2009-06-04 17:34 ` Tomas Carnecky
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: stuart @ 2009-06-04 16:35 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git

Hi...

Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a Solaris 
machine?

I think this should be a simple question to answer.  I have looked in 
the archives - but most, if not all, who post are setting up GIT servers 
  using administration privileges.  I have a shell account on a Solaris 
box where I can create web pages and trigger the execution of scripts 
from those pages...but no administration right.  So, I started down the 
path of privately installing software.  However, it became apparent that 
I need git listing on this port and running that daemon...both of which 
are almost impossible with out administration rights.

So, is there a way to get some basic GIT functionality through serving 
up web pages and executing CGI scripts.  Is there somewhere I can read 
up on this type of server installation?

-thank you

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* Re: Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a Solaris machine?
  2009-06-04 16:35 Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a Solaris machine? stuart
@ 2009-06-04 17:34 ` Tomas Carnecky
  2009-06-04 17:37   ` Tomas Carnecky
  2009-06-05  8:42   ` Jakub Narebski
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Tomas Carnecky @ 2009-06-04 17:34 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: stuart; +Cc: git


On Jun 4, 2009, at 6:35 PM, stuart wrote:

> Hi...
>
> Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a Solaris  
> machine?
>
> I think this should be a simple question to answer.  I have looked  
> in the archives - but most, if not all, who post are setting up GIT  
> servers  using administration privileges.  I have a shell account on  
> a Solaris box where I can create web pages and trigger the execution  
> of scripts from those pages...but no administration right.  So, I  
> started down the path of privately installing software.  However, it  
> became apparent that I need git listing on this port and running  
> that daemon...both of which are almost impossible with out  
> administration rights.

The default port of the git daemon is 9418. Unix systems usually don't  
require admin privileges to bind to port >1024. Maybe there's a  
firewall between you and the solaris box preventing you from  
connecting to such non-standard port? If you are sure there is no such  
thing, then simply fire up git-daemon and try to connect to it:

(assuming /path/to/repo.git is the git repository on the server)
server$ git-daemon --export-all --verbose --base-path=/path/to/ /path/ 
to/
client$ git ls-remote git://<server>/repo.git

If the connection was successful, then stop git-daemon, add '--detach'  
to its command line and start it again. It will put itself into the  
background, so you can log off the server and git-daemon will keep  
runnig. One downside is that it will not be automatically restarted  
when it crashes, or when the server is restarted.

> So, is there a way to get some basic GIT functionality through  
> serving up web pages and executing CGI scripts.  Is there somewhere  
> I can read up on this type of server installation?

Git can be used over dumb http protocol. Fetching through http is  
fairly easy, simply put the git repo into a directory where the web  
server has read rights. Pushing through http will likely require you  
to edit the http server settings. Also, git:// protocol is almost  
always preferable over http://.

tom

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* Re: Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a Solaris machine?
  2009-06-04 17:34 ` Tomas Carnecky
@ 2009-06-04 17:37   ` Tomas Carnecky
  2009-06-05  8:42   ` Jakub Narebski
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Tomas Carnecky @ 2009-06-04 17:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tomas Carnecky; +Cc: stuart, git


On Jun 4, 2009, at 7:34 PM, Tomas Carnecky wrote:

>
> On Jun 4, 2009, at 6:35 PM, stuart wrote:
>
>> Hi...
>>
>> Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a  
>> Solaris machine?
>>
>> I think this should be a simple question to answer.  I have looked  
>> in the archives - but most, if not all, who post are setting up GIT  
>> servers  using administration privileges.  I have a shell account  
>> on a Solaris box where I can create web pages and trigger the  
>> execution of scripts from those pages...but no administration  
>> right.  So, I started down the path of privately installing  
>> software.  However, it became apparent that I need git listing on  
>> this port and running that daemon...both of which are almost  
>> impossible with out administration rights.
>
> The default port of the git daemon is 9418. Unix systems usually  
> don't require admin privileges to bind to port >1024. Maybe there's  
> a firewall between you and the solaris box preventing you from  
> connecting to such non-standard port? If you are sure there is no  
> such thing, then simply fire up git-daemon and try to connect to it:
>
> (assuming /path/to/repo.git is the git repository on the server)
> server$ git-daemon --export-all --verbose --base-path=/path/to/ / 
> path/to/
> client$ git ls-remote git://<server>/repo.git
>
> If the connection was successful, then stop git-daemon, add '-- 
> detach' to its command line and start it again. It will put itself  
> into the background, so you can log off the server and git-daemon  
> will keep runnig. One downside is that it will not be automatically  
> restarted when it crashes, or when the server is restarted.
>
>> So, is there a way to get some basic GIT functionality through  
>> serving up web pages and executing CGI scripts.  Is there somewhere  
>> I can read up on this type of server installation?
>
> Git can be used over dumb http protocol. Fetching through http is  
> fairly easy, simply put the git repo into a directory where the web  
> server has read rights. Pushing

... and run git-update-server-info in the git repository.

> through http will likely require you to edit the http server  
> settings. Also, git:// protocol is almost always preferable over  
> http://.
>
> tom
>

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* Re: Can I set up a GIT server w/o administration privileges on a Solaris machine?
  2009-06-04 17:34 ` Tomas Carnecky
  2009-06-04 17:37   ` Tomas Carnecky
@ 2009-06-05  8:42   ` Jakub Narebski
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Jakub Narebski @ 2009-06-05  8:42 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Tomas Carnecky; +Cc: stuart, git

Tomas Carnecky <tom@dbservice.com> writes:

> The default port of the git daemon is 9418. Unix systems usually don't
> require admin privileges to bind to port >1024. Maybe there's a
> firewall between you and the solaris box preventing you from
> connecting to such non-standard port? If you are sure there is no such
> thing, then simply fire up git-daemon and try to connect to it:
> 
> (assuming /path/to/repo.git is the git repository on the server)
>
> server$ git-daemon --export-all --verbose \
>   --base-path=/path/to/ /path/to/
> client$ git ls-remote git://<server>/repo.git

Use dashless form "git daemon" and not "git-daemon", otherwise
it cannot be found with modern git installation.

-- 
Jakub Narebski
Poland
ShadeHawk on #git

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