[Kde-scm-interest] Proposal: Migrating KDE to Git...orious.org

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Jul 4 16:42:58 CEST 2009

Chani wrote:
>> >Anyways I overall think its a good idea. I'm just frustrated that we
>> >had to push back deploying Gitorious.org for Amarok this last weekend
>> >due to the push -f issue.
>> The solution is to have special rights on some accounts. Most
>> accounts, including normal developers', would be restricted to the
>> normal operations. That is, pushing fast-forward commits to existing
>> branches, that's it.
>> However, we can have those accounts with special rights keyed to
>> special SSH keys. And those keys can be distributed. Using those
>> accounts would allow to do anything, like deleting or creating
>> branches.
>a special ssh key, or a special group...?
>...no, you're right, a special key is better. it's like running as root,
> you don't want to do it when you're just working normally. :)

I had thought of special group (admins), but even they can make mistakes.

I prefer the alternative where you choose "*now* I want this special 

For our internal Git server, we implemented it via a special environment 
variable that is passed to the server. But ssh keys serve the same purpose 
and don't require a change in the server's sshd_config.
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