Have scan-path only pull in unlisted repositories

Matt Hevern matt.hevern at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 15:42:00 CEST 2015

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 7:21 PM, John Keeping <john at keeping.me.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 09:35:05AM +1000, Matt Hevern wrote:
> > I'd like to be able to specify a number of existing git repositories, and
> > associated descriptions, sections etc, so that they show up orderly via
> the
> > web interface - but I'd also like to set up scan-path so that if anyone
> > pushes new repositories up, then they will be listed as well. This is
> > because those
> > pushing up new repositories may not have access (or inclination) to
> update
> > the "/etc/cgitrepos" file, but want to be able to access the new
> repository
> > via cgit.
> > Currently when I do this, I get duplicates of the static configured
> > repositories I have listed via "include=/etc/cgitrepos", and the
> > repositories scanned via "scan-path=/home/git/repositories".
> >
> > Is there any way to do something like - tell scan-path to only pull in
> > repositories which are not already listed - or something similar ?
> You would need to change shared.c::cgit_add_repo() to check whether the
> repository already exists, but I worry that it could be a bit expensive
> with a large number of repositories.
> Have you considered just using scan-path and storing the configuration
> in the individual repositories?  CGit will read extra configuration for
> each repository from a "cgitrc" file in the repository or from the Git
> config file (if "enable-git-config" is set).

Thanks - I'll try this. As long as I can pull in new repositories after any
existing described ones, that should be fine.

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