Some of Capisso's projects depend on various private Cartalyst repositories. Since our code is open-source, we needed to allow everyone to access Cartalyst's repositories (Cartalyst's code is licensed under the OSI BSD 3 license which permits distributing code).
The easiest way of mirroring a private git repo is as follows:
For the sake of this post, the private repo will be firstname.lastname@example.org:example/repo.git.
Start off by setting up a webserver. DigitalOcean has some nice articles on doing that:
You can skip the PHP/MySQL bit of the articles.
Let's assume our document root is /srv/www/git.domain.com/public_html.
SSH into your server.
Make sure Git is installed:
# Ubuntu/Debian: apt-get install git-core # CentOS/Fedora: yum install git
cd into your document root:
Clone the private repo as a bare repository:
git clone --bare email@example.com:example/repo.git
cd into the bare repository and run git update-server-info:
cd repo.git git update-server-info
Enable the default post-update hook that runs git update-server-info automatically when you pull:
That's it. Your "private" repo is now ready for everyone to use. Make sure it works by trying to clone it locally and seeing if it works:
git clone http://git.domain.com/repo.git