For our sample repository, we create a path that matches our local standard repository configurations.
# mkdir -p /var/repos # chown root:_hippo /var/repos
To add a new host to the repository
Create the path, and then initialise the GIT repository within the path.
# mkdir /var/repos/hostname.git # cd /var/repos/hostname.git # git init --bare --shared=group
Note that the –shared=group uses the keyword group, not the group-name used for the server user/group.
If you are new to Git, it will be useful to edit the repo file ./description which is a short-line summary of the contents of the repo. This is used in tools such as GitWeb.
On the client host:
To get our data across from the client to the server, we hippo push
$ hippo push username@server:/var/repos/hostname.git master