I am trying to use Ikiwiki with Git, but it is not working. I am assuming it is a permissions issue.
My question is: Is there a FreedomBox way (i.e., via the web interface) to set up Ikiwiki to work with Git? I explored the setup options in the Ikiwiki blog, but did not see any configuration option that seemed to address this issue. If not, what would you recommend to resolve the issue?
What I did:
In Plinth I set up an Ikiwiki blog plus blog admin account.
On my computer I cloned the Ikiwiki blog with the following command:
$ git clone FBXUSER@EXAMPLE.freedombox.rocks:/var/lib/ikiwiki/EXAMPLEBLOG.git
I type my FBXUSER credentials at the prompt and the blog is successfully cloned on my computer.
On my computer I change directory, and then I modify and save the first post:
$ cd EXAMPLEBLOG/
$ nano posts/first_post.mdwn
I check the git status and then commit the changes to git.
$ git status
$ git commit -a -m 'updated first post'
Git status informs me the branch is one commit ahead of origin/master. So I push the changes.
$ git status
$ git push
When I type my credentials at the prompt, I get the following information:
FBXUSER@EXAMPLE.freedombox.rocks’s password: ********
Enumerating objects: 7, done.
Counting objects: 100% (7/7), done.
Delta compression using up to 2 threads
Compressing objects: 100% (4/4), done.
Writing objects: 100% (4/4), 385 bytes | 385.00 KiB/s, done.
Total 4 (delta 2), reused 0 (delta 0)
error: remote unpack failed: unable to create temporary object directory
! [remote rejected] master → master (unpacker error)
error: failed to push some refs to ‘FBXUSER@EXAMPLE.freedombox.rocks:/var/lib/ikiwiki
What I would expect: Pushing to the Ikiwiki blog will update with the commit.
After sshing into the FreedomBox I can see that the owner and group assisgned to the relevant directory is root (same for the children directories):
$ ssh FBXUSER@EXAMPLE.freedombox.rocks
FBXUSER@EXAMPLE:/$ ls -l /var/lib/ikiwiki/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 188 Jul 29 13:19 EXAMPLEBLOG
drwxrwsr-x 1 root root 98 Jul 29 13:19 EXAMPLEBLOG.git
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 13785 Jul 29 13:21 EXAMPLEBLOG.setup
FBXUSER@EXAMPLE:/$ stat /var/lib/ikiwiki/
Size: 80 Blocks: 0 IO Block: 4096 directory
Device: 15h/21d Inode: 3031707 Links: 1
Access: (0755/drwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: 2021-07-30 14:59:38.783204566 +0200
Modify: 2021-07-29 13:19:36.566572698 +0200
Change: 2021-07-29 13:19:36.566572698 +0200