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Seek Gitolite users (was bug#25957: gitolite broken: created repositorie

From: zimoun
Subject: Seek Gitolite users (was bug#25957: gitolite broken: created repositories keep references to /usr/bin for hooks)
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:35:18 +0200
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This old bug #25957 [1] needs a Gitolite user. :-)

1: <>

On Mon, 28 Mar 2022 at 09:49, Efraim Flashner <> wrote:

> I spent some time looking at gitolite and the service. As I understand
> it, with the exception of svnserve, it searches $PATH for a number of
> different binaries, including git-annex. I believe that this would only
> work if git-annex (and potentially other packages) are installed
> globally.
> In addition, git (not git-minimal) and openssh are propagated inputs AND
> wrapped. I haven't tested to see if wrapping only is enough.
> I think the best choice is to:
> A: Replace /usr/bin/svnserve with svnserve so it will just search $PATH,
> like it does with the other helpers.
> B: Adjust the service so that it automatically creates a variant (or
> just a wrapped version) of the package which is wrapped with a list of
> additional packages so that they can be in gitolite's path. If I were
> deploying this to an arm device I wouldn't want it wrapped with
> git-annex since it doesn't build, but would definitely want it for an
> x86_64 machine.
> I suppose we should try to find someone who is using the gitolite
> service and see if they can be our test subject for wrapping the package
> with optional addons.

Any volunteer ?  For testing Gitolite and then close this very old bug
from 5 years, 15 weeks, 6 days ago.


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