There's now an instance of cgit available
for all users to enjoy. Unlike the previous git repo hosting platform
I used, this does not require an additional signup. It's available
directly from your home directory. Tagged versions are automatically
.tar.gz archives and listed on the summary page.
All repos can be viewed at https://git.tilde.institute
Note: If a change doesn't appear in cgit immediately, wait a few minutes. The cache will time out.
New users will not have to do this step. A
~/public_repos link will
exist in your home directory. If you were a user before this was set up
(2020 May 1), you will need to create a symlink in your home directory
pointing into location in the httpd chroot where cgit will scan for
There should be a directory corresponding to your username at the following location:
Issue this command to create the symlink:
ln -s /var/www/cgit_repos/$USER ~/public_repos
cd into it and create a directory
for your repo:
Change into that directory and initialize a bare repo:
cd foo.git; git init --bare
Now that the bare repo has been created, we'll need to set some configuration options. You may use this command from within the directory you just created:
git config --local gitweb.owner "$USER <$USER@tilde.institute>"
Or, you may manually edit the file called
config and append the following
[gitweb] owner = user_name <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Then, write out the text description of your repo into a file called
echo "My awesome repo!" > description
If pushing from your home computer, add the following remote, replacing
<USER> with your username at tilde.institute, and
the repo directory:
git remote add tilde.institute <USER>@tilde.institute:public_repos/<REPO>
If pushing from your home directory on tilde.institute, use this format:
git remote add tilde.institute /home/<USER>/public_repos/<REPO>
Now it's time to push to the repo you set up:
git push -u tilde.institute master
Your repo should now be available at
https://git.tilde.institute/<USER>/<REPO>, without the
extension on the repo's directory.
If something's wrong, double-check everything, and then jump into
#institute on IRC.
These don't exist. I suggest directing people to use git send-email for patches.
cgit will use the directory structure to namespace projects, if you want to group related repositories.
For example, say you have a project called
widget, which comprises
the two repos
widget-cli. One way to present
this here would be to use the following directory structure in
~/public_repos/widget ~/public_repos/widget/libwidget.git ~/public_repos/widget/widget-cli.git
This will then show up in cgit as:
$USER widget/libwidget widget/widget-cli
When setting up the remote in your local copy of the repo, you would
use this for the
git remote add tilde.institute <USER>@tilde.institute:public_repos/widget/libwidget.git
You can link to just your own repos via
The following files will be parsed into an
about page for a given
repo, in order: