March 15, 2010

Running git-daemon on Ubuntu

I needed a simple init script for running git daemon under ubuntu 9.10, and after a little searching and tweaking I wound up with the following.

Create a /etc/init.d/git-daemon:

#!/bin/sh
test -f /usr/bin/git || exit 0
. /lib/lsb/init-functions
GITDAEMON_OPTIONS="daemon --reuseaddr --verbose --base-path=/home/git/repositories/ --detach"
case "$1" in
    start)  log_daemon_msg "Starting git-daemon"
    start-stop-daemon --start -c git:git --quiet --background \
    --exec /usr/bin/git -- ${GITDAEMON_OPTIONS}
    log_end_msg $?
    ;;
    stop)   log_daemon_msg "Stopping git-daemon"
    start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --name git-daemon
    log_end_msg $?
    ;;
    *)      log_action_msg "Usage: /etc/init.d/git-daemon {start|stop}"
    exit 2
    ;;
esac
exit 0

Then you can install and start it:

sudo update-rc.d git-daemon defaults
sudo /etc/init.d/git-deamon start
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