I'm trying for the first time to set up GIT on a VPS following this tutorial. Part of the instructions are:
cd /var mkdir repo && cd repo mkdir site.git && cd site.git git init --bare
mkdir repo I get
cannot create directory ‘repo’: Permission denied. I'm logged into the VPS as a user with sudo rights. How can I find out the cause of the problem? I'm really new to this so am not sure what to report here.
Update: After solving the above by adding
sudo to the command, I got a permission error on
git push live master:
Counting objects: 709, done. Delta compression using up to 8 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (665/665), done. Writing objects: 100% (709/709), 103.57 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done. Total 709 (delta 368), reused 0 (delta 0) remote: fatal: Unable to create temporary file '/var/repo/site.git/./objects/pack/tmp_pack_XXXXXX': Permission denied error: unpack failed: index-pack abnormal exit To ssh://username@VPS_IP_ADRES/var/repo/site.git ! [remote rejected] 3.7-advanced-testing -> 3.7-advanced-testing (unpacker error) etc.
I did skip a few steps of the tutorial because I already have GIT completely set up in Cloud9IDE (which I use for writing my app). This works and I can push to Heroku, which I now am trying to replace with a VPS. So what I have done from a situation with a working GIT: I did the four steps mentioned above, while logged into the VPS as superuser. Then, while logged in at Cloud9, I did
git remote add live ssh://username@VPS_IP_ADRES/var/repo/site.git. And then
git push -u live --all, which gave me the errors above. Any idea about there cause?