HowTo keep Redmine in sync with Github without dedicated plugin (Apache CGI + Github Webhook)¶
This is a solution in case you don't want to install additional plugins just to keep repository synchronised. It requires you to have Apache webserver with access to repository you are trying to sync. Apache has to support running CGI scripts.
Clone Github repository¶
Clone repository and make sure it is accessible by webserver:
mkdir /var/lib/redmine/repo chown apache /var/lib/redmine/repo su -u apache git -C /var/lib/redmine/repo clone https://github.com/username/repo_name.git
Enable WS for repository management in Redmine¶Go to
- select: Enable WS for repository management
- generate a repository management WS API key and save it for next step
Prepare CGI script¶
Any script you run on your server will do. Below is an example of Bash script that pulls git repository and notifies Redmine to fetch changesets (substitute
<repository-api-key> with your own):
#!/bin/sh # Empty stdin, Apache issue https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=44782 cat <&0 >/dev/null /usr/bin/git -C /var/lib/redmine/repo/repo_name pull -n -q result1=$? /usr/bin/curl --max-time 60 -s 'https://your.redmine.com/sys/fetch_changesets?id=<project-id>&key=<repository-api-key>' >/dev/null result2=$? if [[ $result1 && $result2 ]]; then echo "Status: 200 OK" else echo "Status: 500 Internal Server Error" fi echo "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8" echo if [[ $result1 ]]; then echo "git pull: ok" else echo "git pull: failed" fi if [[ $result2 ]]; then echo "fetch changesets: ok" else echo "fetch changesets: failed" fi
Let's say you save this script under: /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/update-repo.cgi
You can test if script executes properly:
echo "some input" | sudo -u apache /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/update-repo.cgi
Configure Apache to run script whenever particular URL is requested¶
VirtualHost of your choice just add:
... # Github webhook for repository pull/update ScriptAlias /update-repo.cgi /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/update-repo.cgi <Directory /var/www/localhost/cgi-bin/> Options ExecCGI AllowOverride None Require all granted </Directory> ...
In case you use the same
VirtualHost to proxy requests to your Redmine
rails server, you should exclude your special URL from being proxied with:
ProxyPass /update-repo.cgi !
Configure Github Webhook¶Go to your Github repository page, choose Settings -> Webhooks -> Add webhook. Then set:
- Payload URL:
- Which events would you like to trigger this webhook?: Just the push event.
- Active: yes
Update webhook and you're done.