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I currently have a ubuntu server machine which has gitolite and redmine installed. Redmine accesses repository copies which are updated using a cron task. Having a cron task to pull the updates seems like an overkill is there anyway a gitolite post-commit script could execute a pull as the redmine user. My current update script looks like this:

*/15 * * * * redmine cd /home/redmine/repositories/support && git pull

The post-commit script I guess should be similar, how can I give the gitolite user the privileges to execute the pull as the redmine user?

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It looks like you have redmine set up to use a seperate repository then the one you push to. I'd suggest configuring redmine to use your 'origin' repository, rather then having a separate one that you need to deal with updating all the time.

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Does redmine support bare repositories now? I don't use it but last I heard sometime last year it only supported non-bare repositories, and gitolite only works with bare repositories. – Arrowmaster Feb 22 '11 at 17:43
Yes, it works perfectly with bare repositories. – devicenull Feb 23 '11 at 0:29
The first time I tried using the bare repositories it didn't work because the privileges weren't set correctly. – eliocs Mar 13 '11 at 12:24

I am pretty sure you must use bare repositories with redmine (for remote repositories).

@user20520 gitolite access permissions are configured with ssh not with local permissions. If you use a remote repository you will have no issues with access controls.

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