[Idea] A local cgit configuration per project?

Vincent Férotin vincent.ferotin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 15:11:06 CEST 2015

Oh, great! Thank you for the quick and accurate help :-)
Sorry for the noise...

Thanks again,

-- Vincent Férotin

2015-04-30 15:06 GMT+02:00 John Keeping <john at keeping.me.uk>:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 02:57:22PM +0200, Vincent Férotin wrote:
>> As a newbie to cgit, I'm currently trying to configure it for a a
>> project which hosts some git repos.
>> It seems to me (please refute me if I'm wrong) that cgit takes its
>> configuration from a given hard-coded path, i.e. "/etc/cgitrc".
>> This mean that basically there should only be one instance of cgit per system.
>> I wonder if it is feasible that cgit would take its *main*
>> configuration from "/etc/cgitrc",
>> but also would override it from a *local* one, e.g. a given
>> configuration from a project
>> (typically per Apache virtual host)?
>> Perhaps this could be "easily" achieved either by wrapping cgit CGI in
>> an other dedicated script,
>> setting a project's environment, or by cgit searching for additional
>> config. pointed by an environment variable, or else through argument
>> on command-line?
>> If this is already achievable, could you please point me to some
>> related documentation?
> You can set CGIT_CONFIG in the environment to override the location of
> the config file.
> Alternatively you can use environment variables to select a per-project
> file to include with the "include" directive via macro expansion.  This
> is documented in cgitrc(5) (search for "include=").

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