That was r e a l ly helpful. Will giv it a try. Thanks a lot.
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 5:39:10 PM UTC+1, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:30:15 -0800 (PST)
> > Hi everyone, I'm new to Git and not sure how to achieve my goal.
> > I have an application hosted on a remote server. I would like to
> > create a repo in the application folder, so I can clone all the files
> > to my local machine and perform standard add/commit/push workflow.
> > What are the steps to setup such connection with Git?
> Well, on the surface the solutions is simple: 1) turn the app directory
> into a Git repo, add (most of) the files, recursively, record an
> initial commit; 2) provide access to this repository (SSH or HTTP[S] or
> But that's only in theory.
> Git is not a deployment tool:
> 1) You can't push to a branch in a remote repository which is
> there currently checked out.
> 2) Git does not store file ownership and permission bits.
> 3) Git does not know anything about databases, their schema changes
> and migration scripts.
> For the usual website deployment, which in 99.9% is done in a rather
> brain-dead fashion -- the www-data (or whatever system user used to run
> the web server software) gets R/W access to the whole tree of files
> constituting the website, -- (2) might be ignored, and for static
> websites (3) might be ignored as well.
> The solution to (1) is to use a so-called "bare" repository on the
> server (this kind of repository does not contain the work tree) armed
> with a post-receive hook -- a script which is run by Git when certain
> event happens in the repository, reception of new commits in our
> case -- performing actual update of files in a dedicated directory
> using the latest (received) state of some branch.
> Now I'll stop here and let you google for "git+web+deployment" for this
> topic has accumulated countless blog posts by now.
> As to how to turn your existing project into a bare Git repo...
> I'd go like this (on ther server):
> $ cp -lR /path/to/your/app /var/tmp/repo
> $ cd /var/tmp/repo
> $ git init
> $ nano .gitignore
> ...add here masks for files you don't want,
> like .htaccess, *.swp, *~ etc
> $ git add .
> $ git commit -m 'Initial commit'
> $ git config core.bare true
> $ mv .git /path/to/your/git/repos/app.git
> $ cd; rm -rf /var/tmp/repo
> By now you have a directory app.git which is a bare repo
> contatining a single commit on the branch named "master".
> You can now access it after setting up SSH or HTTP or whatever to work
> with Git , .
> 1. http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-on-the-Server
> 2. http://git-scm.com/blog/2010/03/04/smart-http.html
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