I want to have configurate a GIT repo for a website. Multiple users will have a clone of the repo on their local machine and on the end of each day they push their work to the server. I can setup a bare repo, but I want a working dir/non-bare repository.
The idea is that the working dir of the repository will the root folder for the website. At the end of each day all changes will be visible directly. But I can't find a way to do this.
Initializing the server repo with
git init gives the following error when a client is trying to push some files:
git push origin master email@example.com's password: Counting objects: 3, done. Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 227 bytes, done. Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) remote: error: refusing to update checked out branch: refs/heads/master remote: error: By default, updating the current branch in a non-bare repository remote: error: is denied, because it will make the index and work tree inconsistent remote: error: with what you pushed, and will require 'git reset --hard' to match remote: error: the work tree to HEAD. remote: error: remote: error: You can set 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to remote: error: 'ignore' or 'warn' in the remote repository to allow pushing into remote: error: its current branch; however, this is not recommended unless you remote: error: arranged to update its work tree to match what you pushed in some remote: error: other way. remote: error: remote: error: To squelch this message and still keep the default behaviour, set remote: error: 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to 'refuse'. To ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/home/orangetux/www/ ! [remote rejected] master -> master (branch is currently checked out) error: failed to push some refs to 'ssh://email@example.com/home/orangetux/www/'
So I'm wondering if this the right way to setup a GIT repo for a website? If so, how do I have to do this? If not, what is a better way to setup a GIT repo for the development of a website?
I've seen you can't push to a non-bare repository, but how does it solve my problem? Create a bare repository on the server and have a clone of this repo on the same server in the htdocs folder? This looks a bit clumsy to me. To see the result of a commit I've to clone the repository each time.