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A docker image to run GitWeb

GitWeb website:


This docker image will start a Gitweb server with only one Git repository.

Quick start

Clone this project:

git clone
cd docker-gitweb

Make your own GitWeb image

Build your own image:

docker build -t gitweb_gitweb .

Run your built image:

docker run --name gitweb_test -p 8080:8080 --detach gitweb_gitweb

Check running container:

git ls-remote http://localhost:8080/git/dummy.git

Stop running container:

docker stop gitweb_test

Remove stopped cotainer:

docker rm gitweb_test

Make Git repository persitent

The repository is store within the container under the path /var/lib/git. To make the repository persitent, just mount
a directory into the container:

docker run --name gitweb_test -p 8080:8080 -v /tmp/gitweb:/var/lib/git --detach gitweb_gitweb

Make sure that the user uid=48(apache) (or whatever user you use when starting the container with option -u) has
write permissions to the directory on the host.

Docker compose

Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications, using a Compose file to configure
the application services.

Build docker images:

docker-compose build

Create and start docker containers with compose:

docker-compose up -d

Stop docker containers

docker-compose stop

Removed stopped containers:

docker-compose rm

Environment Variables

  • GIT_PROJECT_NAME: Git project repository name. The repository will be available at
    http://localhost:8080/git/<GIT_PROJECT_NAME>.git. Defaults to dummy.
  • GIT_DESCRIPTION: Short single line description of the project. Defaults to Dummy repository.
  • GIT_CATEGORY: Singe line category of a project, used to group projects. Defaults to empty string.
  • GIT_OWNER: Set repository’s owner that is displayed in the project list and summary page. Defaults to Owner.

Set your own environment variables

Environment variables can be set by adding the --env argument in the command line, for example:

docker run --env GIT_PROJECT_NAME="super" --name gitweb_test -p 8080:8080 --detach gitweb_gitweb

To clone the super repository from the container started before, use the command:

git clone http://localhost:8080/git/super.git


OpenShift Origin is a distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment.

More information:

The OpenShift GitWeb application template is available in openshift

Upload template to OpenShift

Create a new template application in OpenShift (before continue, make sure you are logged in and a new project is created in OpenShift)

oc create -f openshift/gitweb.json

Create GitWeb application from template

oc new-app gitweb -p GIT_PROJECT_NAME=super


Access the GitWeb UI at: http://localhost:8080/git

Push content to the new empty repository:

mkdir dummy
cd dummy
git init
touch README
git add README
git commit -m "First commit"
git remote add test http://localhost:8080/git/dummy.git
git push test master
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