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12Dec/1032

Installing gitorious on Ubuntu 10.04 HOWTO

I like using Git for my projects and I tend to host them outside of the computer I work on. I was finding the current way I was managing projects a bit cubersome so I decided to install Gitorious which gives you a nice web interface to manage it all!

Here are some instructions on installing Gitorious on your own Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server. The instructions from gitorious were a little out of date/confusing so I thought I would show you what I did to get it working successfully. It is based upon instructions from both gitorious' own instructions and some others they link to, plus some other digging/googling around [1][2] and [3].

Updated: Added some fixes/clarifications from the comments below! (If you spot any errors do please tell me!)

A few notes on this tutorial: Firstly - This tutorial is approaching it's first birthday which means (as with all things like this) it is getting somewhat outdated. With that in mind - approach with trepidation. I would read up on the relevant documentation from the developers yourself and make up your mind how helpful / relevant to you this whole process is.

Secondly - I have now moved to indefero (see http://www.indefero.net/open-source/) this is a lot easier to install and manage - offers all of the functionality that I have needed - which more than makes up for the lack of prettiness that gitorious had...