NOTE This text was once going to be part of dgit-downstream-dsc(7) or
dgit-downstream-dsc(5). It probably wants to be reworked, and
maybe put there, to fix
#810829 want instructions for reprepro-style small repo
This guide is to help you if:
* you are a distro which is a downstream of Debian (directly
* you want to publish source packages as well as git branches
You will also need:
* A git server. [...]
There are various options for the git server, depending on how much
you trust your uploaders. There are four levels of trust and
For use when uploaders have shell accounts on the server and you
trust them completely. You then do not need to install any special
software on the server.
Your uploaders do not (necessarily) have shell accounts.
You will need to collect their ssh keys and also their PGP
signing keys. You can restrict uploads on a per-package
per-key basis by using the Debian `dm.txt' format.
dgit-repos-server + policy hook
You want to impose additional policy. For example, Debian's
copyright review process means that uploads of new packages are
initially not public: dgit-repos-policy-debian is an example.
From the dgit client's point of view, the dgit git server is a git
server accessed by ssh (when pushing) or https (when fetching).
You may use anything that has the right properties for your needs.
dgit primarily authenticates pushes by signing tags, so your
software will probably need to check and verify that tag
appropriately before accepting a push. dgit-repos-server knows how
to do this properly.
Set up your git server, as follows:
Make a suitable (sub)directory. You should create a _template.git
bare repo, with appropriate permissions. When new packages are
uploaded, this _template.git will be copied. You will probably
want to set core.sharedRepository in the template, and/or arrange
for personal groups and 002 umask.
Additionally, install dgit-infrastructure. Create a service
account `dgit' on the server. For each authorised uploader, put
their ssh key in dgit's authorized_keys file, with a
restricted_command specifying the dgit-repos-server invocation.
Put the keyring where dgit-repos-server can find it.
Consult the comment at the top of dgit-repos-server for the
restricted command rune.