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1876b034François Kooman add post, update git post 3 years ago

#title: Packagist with your own Git Server published: 2018-05-29

The Packagist service is used to make it possible to install PHP dependencies using the Composer tool. It is very much "optimized" for GitHub, but using your own Git server is also supported, although it has some rough edges:

  1. Packagist is not able to connect to web servers using the Modern compatibility TLS configuration (issue #918);
  2. Packagist's update-package hook requires the repository URL to have at least two path segments (issue #917);
  3. Packgist's Git hook documentation could be more clear.

It is not so difficult to work around these issues though. Hopefully these workarounds will not be required anymore in the future.


You can use the Intermediate compatibility TLS configuration for your "git" virtual host.

#Path Segments

If you set up your Git server according to my previous blog post here, you will have the problem that the update-package Git hook to won't work with Packagist. The repository URL must contain at least two path segments. So, for example the repository URL https://HOST/php-yubitwee won't work, but https://HOST/fkooman/php-yubitwee will.

In order to work around this, you can modify the repo.url and repo.path fields in /etc/cgitrc, e.g.:


Then move the repository directory to /var/lib/git/fkooman/php-yubitwee.git from /var/lib/git/php-yubitwee.git as well. That should be sufficient. Don't forget to clear the cache as documented in the previous blog post.

#Git Hook

The Packagist Git hook configuration is more or less documented here.

What I actually ended up doing is put the following script as post-receive in my Git repository hooks directory, e.g. /var/lib/git/fkooman/php-yubitwee.git/hooks/post-receive:


/usr/bin/curl \
    -s \
    -X POST \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    "https://packagist.org/api/update-package?username=fkooman&apiToken=${API_TOKEN}" \
    -d '{"repository":{"url":"https://HOST/fkooman/php-yubitwee"}}'

Note that the PACKAGIST_PACKAGE_URL as mentioned on the Packagist documentation page is actually your Git repository URL.

Make sure the file is executable:

$ chmod 0755 /var/lib/git/fkooman/php-yubitwee.git/hooks/post-receive

You can actually run it directly to test it, otherwise it will be triggered when you push to your Git server.