Git over Web Via PHP
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GWVP stands for "git over web via php". It was written entirely for myself and its intention was to have a simple way of managing some git repos that can be pulled and pushed to without the overhead of dealing with ssh keys. It also allows the owner to give permissions to a repo such that you can control who reads and writes to it. All access to a repo is via http/https using usernames and passwords.

Currently the code-base is a bit messy but that will improve over time.


Note: the installation assumes the locations for things like "git" and git-http-backened, if yours arent in the normal ubuntu locale for that then you will need to edit a number of files to point it at the proper location

Ubuntu You'll need to add following packages:

sudo apt-get install php5-sqlite git apache2 php5-cli

Assuming you clone the repository into /opt/gwvp you will then need to make some changes to the rewrite, apache and gwvp configuration (assuming /gwvp for the url also)

Apache config

This goes in /etc/apache2/conf.d/gwvp.conf

Alias /gwvp /opt/gwvp/www

<Directory /opt/gwvp/www>
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    AllowOverride All


Edit the file /opt/gwvp/www/.htaccess and change the top line to match your base url

RewriteBase /gwvp

GWVP Config

in /opt/gwvp/www/config.php data directory is (by default) /opt/gwvp/data This directory must be read/write by the apache user. The following will give the apache user write access to the file system:

mkdir -p /opt/gwvp/data
sudo chown www-data:www-data /opt/gwvp/data

Done - now you should browse to http://yourmachine/gwvp and login as admin or user with a password of "password". Hopefully the rest is fairly straight forward and self-explanitory, but there will be a help system coming soon(tm)