Trying out Gitolite

It's very easy to try out Gitolite in a safe environment without affecting anything else in the system in any permanent manner. Gitolite has a fairly complete set of test scripts, and the officially supported method of trying out Gitolite simply uses a couple of these test scripts to automatically install and set up Gitolite.

At the end of this process, you will have a version of Gitolite all set up and ready to use. You will also have an "admin" user, and six "normal" users, using which you can try out most of the features of Gitolite (with the exception of some advanced features such as mirroring).

Preparing for the setup

You will need the following in order to try out Gitolite:

  • A Unix (Linux, BSD, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, and so ...

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