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Re: Git Repository for WITH RECURSIVE and others

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Git Repository for WITH RECURSIVE and others
Date: 2008-06-24 14:55:23
Message-ID: 20080624145522.GI29447@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 09:52:22AM +0200, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> David Fetter wrote:
> > Folks,
> > 
> > With lots of help from Greg Sabino Mullane, I've set up a git
> > repository for the WITH RECURSIVE patches on
> > <http://git.postgresql.org/>.
> > 
> > What other patches would people like to try maintaining this way
> > until commitfest?
> > 
> > It looks like gitosis is a good way to grant write access to git
> > repositories, but it's not yet packaged for FreeBSD.  Any ideas
> > about how to handle this?
> 
> As you were answered the last time you asked about it, people are
> already working on this.

Which people, and what are they doing?  The silence here has been
deafening.

> Unfortunately, the requirements have also been raised a bit (such as
> allowing a user to delegate access to another user)

Who raised those requirements, and where did that discussion take
place?  I don't recall any decision to do any of this by star chamber
and secret cabal, and frankly, moving the goalposts on this is a great
way to have it never actually happen.  Is that your intention?

> which means it will take longer.
> 
> Now, if you can give us a step-by-step on how to set it up, that
> would certainly help ;-)

Gitosis does not, as far as I can tell, have that delegation
capability, but I've come up with a way to do this:

1.  Use git-shell.  Yes, this does involve creating one shell account
for each project, but git-shell is, by design, very short on
exploitable capability.

2.  Make the .ssh directory a git repository.

3.  Edit .ssh/authorized_keys and push via git.

Cheers,
David.
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