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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Do not upload non-Open Source software without special prior permission. This includes binaries of software intended to be Open Source for which source code isn't actually available yet. IN PARTICULAR, do not upload non-Open Source cryptographic software, or cryptographic binaries from source not available on the Internet, under any circumstances. This is absolutely essential.
If you have not yet set up your ssh access, first see ssh_access.
You can find the upstream documentation for gitolite at their website:
But you probably want to read their user doc section:
The basics however are straightforward. You have been automatically granted a wildcard space under pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/[username]/
To create a repository under there either push to the path you want or perform a git clone. Either of these will create the repository for you.
Example using "git clone":
git clone email@example.com:pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/[username]/foobar
When cloning a tree that already exists on kernel.org, you will use the gitolite built in cloning system:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org fork pub/scm/from-repo pub/scm/to-repo
This will take care of the git clone, and uses Shared (-s), and Linked (-l) git options.
E.g. for Linux kernel you should start by forking Linus's repository:
ssh email@example.com fork \ pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux \ pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/[username]/linux
Some commands may be forgiving and work anyway, but many will not.
Note: This list may be incomplete. You can find out more up-to-date info about available commands if you run
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org help.
Delete a repository. You will need to run
D unlock first, and then
D rm. E.g.:
ssh email@example.com D unlock pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/[username]/linux ssh firstname.lastname@example.org D rm pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/[username]/linux
Sets the repository description. E.g.:
ssh email@example.com desc pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/[username]/linux "[username] kernel tree"
Note that the desc command does not like special characters such as quotes, ampersands, brackets, etc. Another way to set your repository description is via a cgitrc file in the special __meta__ branch of the repo. See Repo appearance on git.kernel.org for more details.
Clone a repository that is already hosted by kernel.org, E.g.:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org fork pub/scm/repo1 pub/scm/repo2
Displays a help message for what commands are enabled
displays the permissions you have to various repos (warning: wall of text)
Sets up a random password you can use to authenticate against mail.kernel.org in order to send outgoing mail. The command output will also give you some configuration examples for mutt and git.
Allows you to modify your mail forwarding address. See mail for more details.
Allows you to set up your 2-factor authentication token. See gitolite_2fa for more details.
Allows you to set up a remote to another repository hosted at kernel.org, which is useful when you want to avoid sending a lot of objects during "
git push". See gitolite_track_set for more details.
The public mirrors, while generally trusted, don't offer the same level of protection as the gitolite master, so it is advisable to make sure that you use the gitolite.kernel.org master to apply pull requests. There is a simple way to instruct git to automatically use the master whenever a git.kernel.org pull URL is provided.
Just add the following to your
[url "ssh://email@example.com"] insteadOf = https://git.kernel.org insteadOf = http://git.kernel.org insteadOf = git://git.kernel.org
Git will now automatically rewrite all git.kernel.org requests to be going to the master instead.