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RE: git question from a newbie


Thank you.  I didn't realize that when you set up a remote repository, it is just a folder.  I thought the fact that I had it setup as a website, was going to handle what I needed.
It wasn't until your email that I realized I had to use some type of client.  I installed Bonobo as the remote repository and bam it worked!

You are right that the info on Windows is a bit sparse.  I learned a lot and want to thank you again.

Steve Heinz

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan Turner <bturner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:29 PM
To: Heinz, Steve <SHeinz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Git Users <git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: git question from a newbie

On Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 2:33 PM Heinz, Steve <SHeinz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi.
> I am new to Git and have read quite a few articles on it.
> I am planning on setting up a remote repository on a windows 2012 R2 server and will access it via HTTPS.
> I am setting up a local repository on my desk top (others in my group will do the same).
> On "server1":  I install Git and create a repository "repos".
> On "server1":  I create a dummy webpage "default.htm" and place it in the repo folder.
> On "server1":  I create a web application in IIS pointing to Git
> On Server1":   change permissions so IIS_User  has access to the folders.
> On "server1":  inside the "repos" folder and right click and choose "bash here"
> On "server1":   $ git init  -bare    (it's really 2 hyphens)

This might create a _repository_, but it's not going to set up any Git hosting processing for it. You might be able to clone using the fallback to the "dumb" HTTP protocol (though I doubt it, with the steps you've shown) , but you won't be able to push.

You need handlers for git-http-backend which handle info/refs and other requests that are related to the Git HTTP wire protocol.[1]

Documentation for setting up Git's HTTP protocol via Apache are pretty easy to find[2], but IIS instructions are a bit more sparse. I don't know of any good ones off the top of my head. But that's your issue; your IIS setup isn't really a valid Git remote; it's just a Git repository with contents visible via HTTP.

[1] https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/Documentation/technical/http-protocol.txt
[2] https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/Documentation/howto/setup-git-server-over-http.txt

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