As of April 2009, the gitosis package in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty is broken; it fails with an error like so:
There are quite a few pages and mailing list messages that mention this. I only found one with a good hint toward a solution, which was that it is also a known issue on Debian. Following that lead, I got it working by grabbing newer packages from Debian Unstable:
wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/python-support/python-support_1.0.2_all.deb wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gitosis/gitosis_0.2+20080825-14_all.deb sudo dpkg -i python-support_1.0.2_all.deb sudo dpkg -i gitosis_0.2+20080825-14_all.deb
Use this at your own risk; your mileage may vary.
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I changed /usr/bin/python to point to python2.5 (vs sys-default python2.6). Did the job for me
using 2.5 instead of 2.6 solved the problem.
You can install gitosis from git repository (python and python-setuptools are required) in just 2 steps:
git clone git://eagain.net/gitosis
sudo python setup.py install
it works like a charm
> works like a charm
I’m sure it does… if you are willing to give up on the future benefits of having installed it as a .deb. I’ve found that sticking with the OS package systems is extremely beneficial in the long term (in the context of being responsible for a large set of machines running a variety of distro versions), so it takes a lot to persuade me to ignore that and just shove it in.
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