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Provide hosting place for open source projects

Contact Information

Owner: Fedora Infrastructure Team

Contact: #fedora-admin, sysadmin-hosted

Location: Serverbeach

Servers: hosted1

Purpose: Provide hosting place for open source projects

Description can be used to host open source projects. It provides the following facilities:

  1. An scm for maintaining the code. The currently supported scm's include Mercurial, Git, Bazaar, or SVN. Note: There is no cvs
  2. A trac instance, which provides a mini-wiki for hosting information and also provides a ticketing system.
  3. A mailing list

How to setup a new hosted project

This page is for administrators only. People wishing to request a hosted project should use the Ticketing System ; see the
new project request template
. (Requires Fedora Account)
  1. Create source group in Fedora Account System (<scm>project should be the group name)
  2. Create source repo
  3. Log into hosted1
  4. Create new project space:
    $ sudo /usr/local/bin/ <project name> <project admin> <scm type>
    • <project name> must use the same case as the scm repo
    • You're likely to end up with 'Command failed: columns username, action are not unique' - this can be safely ignored as this only tries to tell you that you are giving admin access to a person already having admin access
  5. If a mailing list is desired:
    $ sudo /usr/lib/mailman/bin/newlist
    • Answer the questions
    • The initial password you choose will be mailed to the list owner

How to import data from a cvs repo into git repo

Often users request their git repos to be imported from an existing cvs repo. This is a two step process as follows:

git-cvsimport -v -d -C <dir> <cvs_module>
sudo git clone --bare --no-hardlinks </pathto/cvsimported/repo> /git/<git_dir>.git/


git-cvsimport -v -d -C translation-quick-start-guide translation-quick-start-guide
sudo git clone --bare --no-hardlinks translation-quick-start-guide/ /git/translation-quick-start-guide.git/