One of my needs is an easy setup for gardening. I need to be able to write notes on all of my devices, including my phone. gitea has a built-in Markdown editor, so I can edit text and work with git at the same time. The content is rendered by mdBook.
Git hooks are run on the server while commits are being applied to a repository. This is a low resource approach because it only runs when the garden received an update. It is quite limited to the machine that hosts the git repository though.
Gitea has an option to manage git hooks. I read they only run if Gitea manages the SSH keys. I didn't test with local SSH keys. To enable git hooks, change the
app.ini and add
DISABLE_GIT_HOOKS = false, default is
true. Restart gitea.
Caution! : Users who can access git hooks can run arbitrary commands on the server. Only allow this option if you can fully trust the user.
Go to the repo settings and define the post-receive git hook:
#!/bin/sh echo "removing old deployment" targetdir=/yourwebdir cd $targetdir rm -rf * echo "running deployment" git --work-tree=$targetdir --git-dir=/path-to-your/garden.git checkout -f /usr/local/bin/mdbook build rm * rm -rf src/ cp -r book/* . rm -rf book/ echo "new mdbook built and deployed"
/yourwebdir needs to have read/write permissions for the user running gitea which is usually
On my server I created a user
useradd --system --create-home --home-dir /var/lib/mdbook --shell /usr/sbin/nologin --comment "mdbook Digital Garden" mdbook
For this user, I create a new ssh-key. When asked where to store it, I choose /var/lib/mdbook/.ssh
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "firstname.lastname@example.org"
In gitea, I use the option for deploy-keys and add above key. Deploy keys are read only for a specific repository.
To /var/lib/mdbook I add a build.sh script
#!/bin/bash cd /var/lib/mdbook/garden /usr/bin/git pull -q /usr/bin/mdbook build -d /usr/share/garden /var/lib/mdbook/garden
And a cronjob in /etc/crontab
* * * * * mdbook /var/lib/mdbook/build.sh