Setting up Git with 1&1

Next in my quest to move my website design to a more professional workflow is using version control more thoroughly.

For me this means getting to grips with a little app that I’ve been avoiding for a few years – GIT!

So what’s my goal….
Basically I want a local development server that links to a remote ‘live’ server – giving me the ability to test content and develop apps, whilst being able to go back a few steps and branch my development.

This post will track my first attempt – so I’ll probably tidy up things in a guide later…

As a first attempt I’m going to follow this guy:-

http://blog.woodylabs.com/2012/01/1and1-web-hosting-git-installing-it-for-singular-dev/

…and as this is a little bit of an experiment I’ll be attempting it first on the dev.galiquis.com section.

  • Open SSH session
  • cd to dev.galiquis.com root folder
  • create two new directories:-
    • …/dev/live (live site)
    • …/dev/repo (git repository to store all the changes)
  • Next create the local folder to develop in (part of the WAMP Server folder structure)
  • right click in folder > select ‘git bash here’ > type ‘git init’
  • Back to SSH
  • Change directory to the repo directory > ‘cd ./dev/repo’
  • type ‘git init –bare’ > message “Initialized empty Git repository…”

The next step is slightly different from the guide I’m following….

  • ‘vim ./hooks/post-receive’ (opens vim with a blank new document ‘post-recieve’
  • ‘i’ to insert text into the new file, typing:-
    • #!/bin/sh
    • GIT_WORK_TREE=”../live” git checkout -f
  • ‘esc’ to exit insert mode > ‘:’ > wq (save and quit)

Next we need to make it executable…and back to the guide…

  • chmod +x ./hooks/post-receive

### so far so good – but the next stage (establishing a SSH link) is causing problems ###

The solution to my SSH headache was turning to GUI tool – SourceTree

It was a simple install and when pointed at the local dev folder it piked everything up.

But the SSH issue…

  • Tools > Options > General
  • I took the opportunity to ad in my name and email in the global settings…
  • set SSH Client to Putty/Pink – leaving the tick in Auto start SSH agent > ok
  • Tools > Create or Import SSH Keys
  • I decided to create a new key…
    • Click ‘Generate’, then move your mouse randomly while it generates a key for you
  • Once created I saved private and public versions in my user folder
  • Tools > Options > General
  • SSH Client Configuration > SSH Key > navigate to, and select the new private key > ok

Thats the key configured, now the connection

  • Still in SourveTree > ‘Settings’ > ‘Add’
  • ‘Remote name:’ > enter an identifier name
  • ‘URL / Path’ > ‘ssh://[username] @ [host] / [remote repo folder]
  • ‘Host Type’ > Unkown > ok > ok

Finally test the connection using ‘push’…password entered and it all works 🙂

 

Peace

G

 

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