[New Port] Working on Gitlab - Calling for Help and Ideas

Torsten Zuehlsdorff mailinglists at toco-domains.de
Thu Apr 23 08:35:49 UTC 2015

Hello Kubilay,

>>> I'm pretty busy ATM. But if you haven't already, *do* read:
>>> https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/
>>> it addresses the questions you've asked fairly well.
>>> As to rc(5), and config related files in ${PREFIX}/etc
>>> there are a good number of working examples in net-mgmt, dns,
>>> sysutils, and perhaps www, to draw from.
>>> Hope this helps!
>> I already know the porters handbook, but i appreciate the pointer. Every
>> time i read it, i become more familiar with it :)
>> I believe my general purpose question, was not such a good idea. More
>> specific i have a bunch of questions. The installations guide
>> (https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlab-recipes/blob/master/install/freebsd/freebsd-10.md)
>> defines a number of packages to install. But i don't believe this should
>> be dependencies.
>> With the following packages i have problems to figure out if they are
>> really needed:
>> - sudo
>> - bash
>> - icu
>> - cmake
>> - pkgconf
>> - logrotate
>> - postgresql94-server
>> - postfix
>> - nginx
>> I don't think that postgresql and nginx should be either a run or a
>> build-dependency. The admin of the server should decide, which webserver
>> he wants to run.
>> While postgresql seems mandatory, it's not clear which version is
>> needed. At the moment i used USES= pgsql.
>> Here a response by a user would save much time. Otherwise i just have to
>> try every combination. I've already set up a jail for this - but maybe
>> somebody has an idea.
>> Next question: should "gem install bundler --no-ri --no-rdoc" be done by
>> port-installation? Or not? Or with an rc-script for initialization?
>> The port requires an git-user and some directory under /home/git. Should
>> the port add this?
>> How to handle database initialization? rc-script or manual?
>> So - any advice or experience is helpful.
> Hi Torsten,
> I know that a couple of people have looked at creating a gitlab port in the past, and possibly in progress. It might worthwhile catching up with them ..

I've tried to find some others, but without success. It seems that there 
was a port which is no longer available :/

> Try Johannes (xmj) who's also on IRC (freenode/efnet), who should be able to at least point you in the right direction and catch you up on his experience with Gitlab.

Thanks for the pointer, i've emailed him some minutes ago. :)

> Thanks for getting involved!

Thanks for your help!


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