You are right, somehow the hook didn't run I think, don't know why. After I
run it manually, the http clone got the right version.

[root@cmtoldshrdjk01 hooks]# exec git update-server-info

Let me setup the smart http.


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Konstantin Khomoutov <> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:52:05 -0800 (PST)
> Jirong Hu <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I was following the above link to setup http access for GIT. But
> > after this
> > issue:!topic/git-users/nL0qZXiBHqw,
> > I think my http settings are not right. This is what I do:
> > 1. Change the DocumentRoot= /opt/git, since /opt/git/simple.git is
> > the repository I want to access.
> > 2. Created a git.conf in /etc/httpd/conf.d, has the LDAP access
> > information. It works fine.
> > 3. chmod a+x simple.git/hooks/post-update
> ^^^^
> 1. 'x' alone is not enough to execute a program--'r' is needed as well.
> 2. Granting execute permission to "all" ('a') is not needed if the
>    user or a group of users which are about to execute that hook
>    are already granted these permissions explicitly.
> > There is one more thing I am not sure: the permission of
> > /opt/git/simple.git. Who shall own this directory? The URL above says
> > "www-data", but I cant' find this group name in my server. My Apache
> > is running under apache:apache.
> "www-data" is a Debianism, found on Debian and its derivatives (Ubuntu
> included); since Ubuntu is the winning distro even on servers these
> days, many guides found in the internets just assume this "common
> ground".  So substitute "system user for the Apache web server" instead
> of "www-data" and proceed.
> [...]
> > drwxrwsr-x   7 root ccusers 4096 Feb 21 14:22 simple.git
> [...]
> Well, the guide from The Book you followed is unfortunately outdated:
> it deals with the so-called "dumb" HTTP transport which still works in
> newer versions of Git but is not recommended for using as it's *slow:*
> it basically crawls over the objects and packfiles it literally fetches
> one by one using HTTP calls.  For this setup, your settings look mostly
> okay.  One caveat though: the purpose of the post-update hook is to
> call a special Git command which prepares the repo *updated with the
> last commit* to be fetched from using that dumb HTTP transport.  So if
> you didn't run that hook (either by hand (note that you should `su` to
> the Git's user first!) or by pushing to that repo using SSH) your
> client Git won't fetch anything useful.
> Hence I'd say the real way to fix this is to set your web server up to
> serve the newer "smart" HTTP transport which basically uses the web
> server to host a CGI Git process which, when started, communicates
> directly with the Git client process making the whole thing work as fast
> as fetching via native Git protocol ("git://", served by `git-daemon`).
> This guide [1] explains how to set things up.
> 1.

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