*Hello Git Community,*
I usually always try to solve problems myself, but I really have gotten
onto my limits with this.
I am trying to create a php "glue" script between apache and the git http
backend in order to allow myself to hook into all git processes via my php
(So auth and automatic building and version number handling can be handled
from my php git web frontend).
But I cannot seem to get it to work. The official git http backend
documentation <http://git-scm.com/docs/git-http-backend> states this:
To determine the location of the repository on disk, *git http-backend*
concatenates the environment variables PATH_INFO, which is set
automatically by the web server, and GIT_PROJECT_ROOT, which must be set
manually in the web server configuration. If GIT_PROJECT_ROOT is not
set, *git http-backend* reads PATH_TRANSLATED, which is also set
automatically by the web server.
It also goes on about what environment variables the web server has to set
in order for it to work
PATH_INFO (if GIT_PROJECT_ROOT is set, otherwise PATH_TRANSLATED)
Which I am doing as I should:
$env = array (
"GIT_PROJECT_ROOT" => GIT_PROJECT_ROOT,
"GIT_HTTP_EXPORT_ALL" => "1",
"REMOTE_USER" => isset($_SERVER["REMOTE_USER"]) ? $_SERVER[
"REMOTE_USER"] : "REMOTE_USER",
"REMOTE_ADDR" => isset($_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"]) ? $_SERVER[
"REMOTE_ADDR"] : "",
"REQUEST_METHOD" => isset($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"]) ? $_SERVER[
"REQUEST_METHOD"] : "",
"PATH_INFO" => $pth,
"QUERY_STRING" => isset($_SERVER["QUERY_STRING"]) ? $_SERVER[
"QUERY_STRING"] : "",
"CONTENT_TYPE" => isset($request_headers["Content-Type"]) ?
$request_headers["Content-Type"] : "",
To make sure that the problem lies not with the server setup, I have
executed tests on 2 different linux machines as well as a windows machine.
I was testing with a bare repository, which I added a single file to over
local push (file://).
GIt update-server-info was executed as well.
But I always get the message:
warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.
Checking connectivity... done.
And in my apache error log:
fatal: 'test.git/info/refs': aliased\n
Googling this very generic and useless (thanks git :)) error message did
not fruition in any solution to be found.
I am that desperate I was just looking at the git source code in order to
try if I could see something that was not well documented in the official
Sorry for the long post, but the Problem has to be described well :)
Thanks in advance for your help.
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