On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 08:34:04AM -0800, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2:42 am, Vincent P <ease...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I follow the instructions below to set up a git repository with
> > gitosis on my home ubuntu server.  I can connect to the repository
> > remotely perfectly and set up a new repository named My_Project.  I
> > successfully push the content of My_Project to this repository using
> > the remote computer with an SSH key.  Now I want to clone My_Project
> > locally onto another directory within the unbuntu server.  How can I
> > do this?  The instructions are only to clone remotely.  It appears
> > that the clone command allows an "local" option but I haven't been
> > able to get it to work.
> git clone /path/to/the/repo
> or
> git clone file:///path/to/the/repo
> The first will try to hardlink everything possible, the second will
> not.
> See `git help clone`.

Since you already have gitosis running then you could also
try cloning through the server.

git clone g...@servername:My_Project.git

If it says something along the lines of "permission denied" or
something then it's likely that your $HOME/.ssh directory
(and thus your ssh key) is different on your main box vs.
on the server.  You can create a new key (just like you did
for gitosis originally) and add it to your gitosis.conf
if that is indeed the case.

That'll help you avoid any permission/umask/etc. issues since
it'll ensure that the 'git' user is the only one allowed to
touch the repos.

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