On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Mark Hills <mark.hi...@framestore.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2012, Sitaram Chamarty wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Konstantin Khomoutov
>> <flatw...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 3 Sep 2012 11:21:43 +0100 (BST)
>> > Mark Hills <mark.hi...@framestore.com> wrote:
>> >> This is quite cumbersome; we have a large team of devs who use a
>> >> simple 'git clone' to an NFS directory, but we wish to retire NFS
>> >> access.
>> > gitolite kind of implements this ("wild repos") , you could look if
>> > it suits your needs.
>> The simplest conf to do what you want in gitolite is something like this:
>> repo [a-zA-Z0-9]..*
>> C = @all
>> RW+ = @all
>> But of course your *user* authentication will probably change quite a
>> bit, since gitolite runs as one Unix user and merely simulates many
>> "gitolite users", while in the NFS method each of your devs probably
>> has a full login to the server.
> I'll check out gitolite, thanks.
> We use unix users extensively (groups, permissions etc.) with YP, and this
> works well; a separate permissions scheme is not very desireable.
> The ssh method works very well right now, and nicely transparent. It's
> only the initial clone/creation that is harder than it was over NFS. And
> it prevents the use of git-shell too.
If I had to do this, and didn't want to use gitolite or something like
it, I'd just make a script that will create the repo using an ssh call
then do a 'git push --mirror' to it.
Call it "git-new" or something and train people to use that instead of
"clone" when the repo doesn't even exist yet.
Bound to be easier than the administrative hassle you spoke of in your
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