Setting up a personal git server

This post is not a blog write up and just consists of steps I went through to setup a git server on my home server ( Raspberry Pi, for now).

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  1. Setup WIFI - Make sure it auto connects. (Default: Debian CLI Wifi)
  2. Install NGINX,FastCGI and Setup gitweb config in /etc/gitweb.conf
  3. Setup the default nginx to point to the gitweb config and gitweb.cgi
  4. Setup Git Daemon to point to the projects directory and --enable=receive-pack as the additional parameter.
  5. Restart services, nginx, fastcgi, git daemon.



our $projectroot = "/home/pi/git-repos";
our @git_base_url_list = qw(git:// pi@;

add this to the server listener in nginx

 location /gitweb.cgi {
           include fastcgi_params;
           gzip off;
           fastcgi_param   SCRIPT_FILENAME  /usr/share/gitweb/gitweb.cgi;
           fastcgi_param   GITWEB_CONFIG  /etc/gitweb.conf;
           fastcgi_pass    unix:/var/run/fcgiwrap.socket;

        location / {
          root /usr/share/gitweb;
          index gitweb.cgi;

Commands to create a repository.

git init --bare --shared <project-name>
cd <project-name>
touch git-daemon-export-ok
cp hooks/ppost-update.sample hooks/post-update
chomod a+x hooks/post-update
echo "Project Description" > description