How to install Gogs on CentOS 7

To install Gogs on CentOS 7

Gogs is a free, open source, and easy-to-use self-hosted Git service, and it is similar to GitLab. It is written using the Go language, hence it supports all platforms such as Linux, Windows, OS X and ARM. Installing Gogs is very simple and in this tutorial, you will be briefed about the method to install Gogs on CentOS 7. 

Pre- requirements
Install LAMP
In MariaDB (create database, user and privileges to user)
PHP > 5.6

 

Installing Gogs

Get into the html location by running the following command.

 [root@linuxhelp ~]# cd /var/www/html/

From there, you can download the gogs packages with the help of wget command. 

[root@linuxhelp html]#  wget https://dl.gogs.io/0.11.29/linux_amd64.zip
--2017-11-11 16:06:06--  https://dl.gogs.io/0.11.29/linux_amd64.zip
Resolving dl.gogs.io (dl.gogs.io)... 138.68.27.161
Connecting to dl.gogs.io (dl.gogs.io)|138.68.27.161|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 19075459 (18M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘linux_amd64.zip’

100%[======================================>] 1,90,75,459  589KB/s   in 39s    

2017-11-11 16:06:47 (480 KB/s) - ‘linux_amd64.zip’ saved [19075459/19075459]

 

Once the file is downloaded, you can extract the downloaded file.

[root@linuxhelp html]# unzip linux_amd64.zip 
Archive:  linux_amd64.zip
   creating: gogs/
   creating: gogs/public/
   creating: gogs/public/plugins/
   creating: gogs/public/plugins/highlight-9.6.0/
  inflating: gogs/public/plugins/highlight-9.6.0/github.css  
  inflating: gogs/public/plugins/highlight-9.6.0/highlight.pack.js  
  inflating: gogs/public/plugins/highlight-9.6.0/default.css  
   creating: gogs/public/plugins/jquery.datetimepicker-2.4.5/
  inflating: gogs/public/plugins/jquery.datetimepicker-2.4.5/jquery.datetimepicker.js  
.
.
inflating: gogs/scripts/init/centos/gogs  
   creating: gogs/scripts/init/freebsd/
  inflating: gogs/scripts/init/freebsd/gogs  
  inflating: gogs/scripts/mysql.sql  
  inflating: gogs/gogs               

 

After that, you need to change the ownership of gogs directory as follows.

[root@linuxhelp html]# chown -R apache.apache gogs/


Once it is done, you can create a .conf file for configuring the VirtualHost

[root@linuxhelp html]# vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/gogs.conf

 

Once the file is opened, add the following lines.

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin admin@gogs.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/gogs/
ServerName gogs.com
ServerAlias www.gogs.com
<Directory /var/www/html/gogs/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
</Directory>
ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/gogs.com-error_log
CustomLog /var/log/httpd/gogs.com-access_log common
</VirtualHost>

 

 

Later, you need to make an entry in the in hosts file as follows.  

root@linuxhelpubnt:/var/www/html# nano /etc/hosts
<<machine ip> domainname(give in virtualhost)


Now, enter into the gogs directory

[root@linuxhelp html]# cd gogs/

 

And then execute the gogs. 

[root@linuxhelp gogs]# ./gogs web &
[1] 6398
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [TRACE] Custom path: /var/www/html/gogs/custom
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [TRACE] Log path: /var/www/html/gogs/log
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [TRACE] Log Mode: Console (Trace)
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [ INFO] Gogs 0.11.29.0727
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [ INFO] Cache Service Enabled
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [ INFO] Session Service Enabled
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [ INFO] SQLite3 Supported
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [ INFO] Run Mode: Development
2017/11/11 16:13:06 [ INFO] Listen: http://0.0.0.0:3000


Once it is done, restart the Apache service. 

[root@linuxhelp gogs]# systemctl restart httpd


Open your browser and give http://gogs.com:3000 as the URL, the installation page of gogs appears on your screen. 

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Fill all the needed details and click the install gogs option. 
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The login page gets opened. Click on Need an account? Sign up now option to open a new account in Gogs. 
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Fill the needed details and click Create.
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Enter your newly created credentials and click on Sign in option
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The home page of Gogs now appears on your screen. 
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You can go to the Admin Panel to make some modification in your account.
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With this, the installation of Gogs comes to an end. 


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