The best way to link Review Board with Git is to first make sure you have
Gitweb, cgit, or some other web-based Git repository viewer set up for your
repository. Review Board can use these to access the contents of files in
the repository, if you provide it with the raw file URL mask. We have
examples in our admin documentation on how to configure with gitweb, cgit,
The advantage this has over using a local clone is that you never have a
problem with the clone being out of sync.
Git is more tricky to configure than services like Subversion, because
there's no way in the protocol to fetch one specific file's contents, given
a path and revision. Hence the need for either a full clone (which is not
the ideal way to go), or something like gitweb/cgit.
Now, the Path should generally be what you'd use to clone the repository
with. However, if you're using the local clone method for Git, Path will
need to be the local filesystem path to that clone, and Mirror Path will be
the typical clone path instead. So assuming the gitweb approach, you'd use
Once you've configured all this, you'll want to install RBTools on the
developer machines and use post-review to post review requests. You'll also
want to configure a .reviewboardrc file, and that should have:
REVIEWBOARD_URL = 'http://reviewboard.yoursite.com/'
REPOSITORY = '<repository name>'
Where "<repository name>" is the Name field for the repository. Then the
paths don't matter for lookup purposes.
Christian Hammond - chip...@chipx86.com
Review Board - http://www.reviewboard.org
VMware, Inc. - http://www.vmware.com
On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 12:56 PM, <gamb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am so boggled by the GIT configuration for repositories.
> If someone could clarify the actual steps and config examples I am sure I
> hack it out.
> Centos 6, Reviewboard 1.7 from easy_install ReviewBoard
> But here is the scenario.
> Master Repo is on a server with given name for instance,
> Hostname of git master repo:
> I have setup Gitweb and this resolves properly as:
> Reviewboard is on another server: reviewboard.hq.net
> Clone command: git clone git://git.hq.net/Ops_Config
> Git remote show origin yields:
> Fetch URL: git://git.hq.net/Ops_Config
> Push URL: git://git.hq.net/Ops_Config
> Then i also cloned the repo locally, I saw someone say this had to be done
> on the Reviewboard server so...
> Ok now I want to understand how i derive the
> MIRROR PATH
> MASK PATH
> I have tried many different combinations, can anyone suggest how this
> logic all fits together
> in the context of what ReviewBoard wants to see.
> Thanks in advance
> I am on Skype too, @ vast.active
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