How to use git with virtualmin?

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#1 Sun, 05/29/2011 - 08:01

How to use git with virtualmin?

I've correctly installed git & gitweb on my server, and I can create repositories and watch them under Here is the current relevant directory tree:

drwxr-sr-x user   user .
drwxr-x--- user   user ..
-rw-r--r-- user   user git-favicon.png
-rw-r--r-- user   user git-logo.png
-rwxr-xr-x user   user gitweb.cgi
-rw-r--r-- user   user gitweb.css
drwxrwx--- apache user reponame.git
drwxrwx--- apache user .
drwxr-sr-x user   user ..
drwxrwx--- apache user branches
-rwxrwx--- apache user config
-rwxrwx--- user   user description
-rwxrwx--- apache user HEAD
drwxrwx--- apache user hooks
drwxrwx--- apache user info
drwxrwx--- apache user objects
drwxrwx--- apache user refs

But I have 2 questions:

  1. When I'm visiting, the owner is listed as 'Apache'. why? how can I change that?

  2. Usually, to create a new git repository, I'll do something like:

$ mkdir proj
$ cd proj
$ git init
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/user/proj/.git/
// here I'm creating the files or copy them from somewhere else
$ git add *.php
$ git add README
$ git commit -m 'initial version'

But after creating the repository in virtualmin, I can find a new dir named 'reponame.git' but not the '.git' dir. When I'm trying to run any git command (e.g. git status) I'm receiving "fatal: This operation must be run in a work tree". How can I work with that repository?