Gitolite

Gitolite 3.0 is out.  It’s a total rewrite from the 2.x series, which will be maintained for some time, apparently.  I’m working on updating the Fedora RPM (rawhide only, or course).  It’s not entirely compatible, but migration looks pretty straightforward.  The best part. . .we can drop all our patches. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Gitolite

  1. pvanveen says:

    Thank you for updating Gitolite to the new 3.0 version. Can you please update this post or write a new one when it’s done so it shows up on Planet Fedora? Is there any chance you could make the RPM available for EL6 too? From the Gitolite website: “Gitolite allows you to setup git hosting on a central server”. Please note the word server 🙂 As much as I like and use Fedora (Rawhide), it’s not a server OS. Afaict the requirements of perl 5.8.8 and git 1.6.1 are no problem on EL6. Thank you for your consideration.

  2. limburgher says:

    I’ve been thinking about this, and since it’s a non-trivial upgrade, and 2.x will still be maintained, I may make a separate package, gitolite3. That would make migration easier. In that event I would certainly make it available for all releases. If anyone has thoughts on this I’m open to suggestions.

  3. pvanveen says:

    A separate gitolite3 package seems the right solution. I see on the Gitolite wiki that migrating from gitolite2 to gitolite3 is quite a bit of work and seems quite challenging to do in an RPM. Sitaram is solliciting migration advice for distro-upgrades from packagers. You could always create the gitolite3 package with a Conflicts: gitolite and publish it. Then figure out how to do the migration from 2 to 3 in the gitolite3 package and push an update (without Conflicts: gitolite) with this feature later on. How does that sound?

  4. limburgher says:

    That’s my plan, to make them parallel-installable and have both until Sitaram EOLs 2.x. I’ve just got a bit of cleanup and testing to do, then I’ll submit a Review BZ.

    • pvanveen says:

      Excellent. I appreciate your efforts. Can you please leave a comment with the bz number so I can track the progress? Thanks!

  5. limburgher says:

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=821838

    I’ve upgraded my personal installation and it went very smoothly. I updated the gitolite3-README-fedora to include exactly how I upgraded my Fedora RPM install.

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