Setup up work Git server with Gogs

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Setup up work Git server with Gogs

Install a Debian 7 virtualbox guest to host the company GIT repositories.

Use Debian stable wheezy

Debian 7.7 net install iso

The current “stable” distribution of Debian is version 7, codenamed wheezy. It was initially released as version 7.0 on May 4th, 2013 and its latest update, version 7.7, was released on October 18th, 2014.

Base install

Hostname: gogs.gcsww.local

        Software Selection
        remove Debian desktop environment
        leave Print server
        Add SSH server
        remove laptop

        apt-get update
        apt-get dist-upgrade
        apt-get install vim
        apt-get install tmux
        apt-get install git
        apt-get install sudo
        adduser craig sudo

Put local ssh public key on gogs server

Step 2: Copy the public key to remote-host using ssh-copy-id

        jsmith@local-host$ ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/ remote-host
        jsmith@remote-host's password:
        Now try logging into the machine, with "ssh 'remote-host'", and check in:
        to make sure we haven't added extra keys that you weren't expecting.
        ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/

Note: ssh-copy-id appends the keys to the remote-host’s .ssh/authorized_key.

gogs Install Howto for Debian 7 Wheezy

Here is how to install the package on a Debian 7 Wheezy 64bits server:


https support was missing from apt-get after install

        apt-get install apt-transport-https

Here is how to install the package on a Debian 7 Wheezy 64bits server:

        wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
        echo "deb wheezy pkgr" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gogs.list
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get install gogs
        The following NEW packages will be installed:
          gogs libevent-core-2.0-5 libevent-extra-2.0-5 libmysqlclient18 libpq5 libreadline5 libxslt1.1 mysql-common
        Setting up gogs (0.5.8-1418206274.9ee80e3.wheezy) ...
        Scaling up...
        update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
        update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
        update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
        gogs-web-1 started.
        --> done.

        debconf-set-selections <<CONFIG
        mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server/root_password password ${MYSQL_PASSWORD}
        mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server/root_password_again password ${MYSQL_PASSWORD}

        apt-get install -y --force-yes mysql-server
        The following NEW packages will be installed:
          libaio1 libdbd-mysql-perl libdbi-perl libhtml-template-perl mysql-client-5.5 mysql-server mysql-server-5.5 mysql-server-core-5.5

        mysql -uroot -p${MYSQL_PASSWORD} -e "create database if not exists ${APP_NAME};"

        apt-get install -y nginx
        The following NEW packages will be installed:
          nginx nginx-common nginx-full

        cat > /etc/nginx/sites-available/default <<EOF
        server {
          listen          80;
          server_name     ${HOSTNAME} "";
          location / {
            proxy_pass      http://localhost:6000;

        sudo service nginx restart

Now, access http://${HOSTNAME} and finish the installation process. Easy!

        git remote add origin http://localhost:6000/craig/game_justin_craig_20141209.git
        git push -u origin master

        origin	/media/gcs3f/GIT/game_justin_craig_20141209.git 
        git remote set-url origin
        git remote set-url origin craig@

On reboot gogs service not running

Some background on Debian boot up services

update-rc.d Cheat Sheet - James Coyle

        service --status-all
         [ ? ]  gogs
         [ ? ]  gogs-web
         [ - ]  gogs-web-1

insserv is a low level tool used by update-rc.d which enables an installed system init script (boot script) by reading the comment header of the script, e.g.:

The dependency-based boot sequencing introduced with Debian 6.0 is now always enabled, including for users of file-rc.

For optimal sequencing, all init.d scripts should declare their dependencies in an LSB header. This is already the case for scripts shipped in Debian, but users should check their local scripts and consider adding that information.

For more information on this feature refer to the information available in /usr/share/doc/insserv/README.Debian.

Starting with Debian 6.0, the insserv command is used instead, if dependency-based booting is enabled:

        insserv mydaemon

Where mydaemon is an executable init script placed in /etc/init.d. insserv will produce no output if everything went OK. Examine the error code in $? if you want to be sure.

Both the old and the new way requires an init script to be present in /etc/init.d. For dependency-based booting, the script needs to be an LSB init script.

Let’s fix it


To see all the files the package installed onto your system, do this:

        dpkg-query -L 

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