Digital Ocean git bare repo

I am trying to setup my own production environment on digital ocean with ubuntu, rails and git.

I have followed this and this tutorial among others.

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  • They all instruct to create the repository as bare, i.e.:

    mkdir site.git && cd site.git
    git init --bare

    Problem is that when I push from my local computer, I got the error:

    This operation must be run in a work tree

    I looked into it and it seems that the cause is that the repo is bare.

    In my post receive file I have:

    git --work-tree=/home/rails/myapp --git-dir=/var/repo/site.git checkout -f

    So I am confused. I suppose that I could initialize the repo as non bare instead. But why every tutorial suggests to initialize it as bare if then it causes that error?

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Digital Ocean git bare repo”

    If you are making a git push, you must do so from a normal git repo, meaning a local repo on your workstation (pushing indeed to a bare repo)

    cd /path/to/my/local/repo
    git init .
    git add -A
    git commit -m "my first commit"
    git remote add origin /usr/bare/repo
    git push -u origin master

    In your case, you cannot push directly from where the post-receive hook does a checkout, unless you mention in your git push command where the git repo is (bare or not)

    cd /home/rails/myapp
    git --work-tree=/home/rails/myapp --git-dir=/var/repo/site.git push -u origin master

    (and this assume /var/repo/site.git does include a remote named origin)

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