Kernel.org Down – Installing Git On CentOS

This week I had a SSD tank and I was forced to install a fresh OS. While setting up my workstation, I decided to test VM VirtualBox > VMWare. While I was setting up my VM, I couldn’t grab wget http://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/<latest>.tar.gz

I wasn’t sure what was going on so I pinged kernel.org, no packets returned. I was completely unaware that kernel.org DNS’s got hacked. Linus released Linux 3.1 on Github and I needed to get git up fast.

Installing Git On CentOS 5.5

Quickly, I checked the  Webtatic repo for git. Add the repo with this line:

[code lang=”bash”]rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/centos/5/latest.rpm[/code]

Next you can install git with one line:

[code lang=”bash”]yum install –enablerepo=webtatic git-all[/code]

Installing Gitolite For Private Repo

Below is the quick install guide for gitolite – for all you that want a private repo. I’m currently installing this on a VM just to test it out. Eventually I will move my repo into a datacenter. For now, I just want a private repo so I can seamlessly push / pull between my desktop and laptop while having redundant backups of my projects.

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If you’re comfortable with Unix and ssh, the following steps should work. (However, gitolite has lots and lots of useful features; don’t miss out on them by skipping the excellent documentation!)

  • create a user called git. Login to this user.
  • copy your ssh pubkey from your workstation. Rename it to YourName.pub.
  • now run these commands:

[code lang=”bash”]
git clone git://github.com/sitaramc/gitolite
cd gitolite
src/gl-system-install
gl-setup ~/YourName.pub[/code]

You’re done. Now run git clone git@server:gitolite-admin on your workstation and add users and repos.

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Head over to https://github.com/sitaramc/gitolite if your looking for further documentation on gitolit. I’m assuming this will be the best for a private git repo. I will update this post with more information once I have my workstation / laptop setup. Come to think of it, I bet I could write a great post about developing between work,  home, and mobile.

One thought on “Kernel.org Down – Installing Git On CentOS

  1. I hope the fleas from 1,000 camels infest your anus.

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