Create Through SSH
Creating a new repository over SSH is perhaps the easiest way to configure a new project:
ssh -p 29418 review.example.com gerrit create-project --name new/project
See gerrit create-project for more details.
Projects may also be manually created.
Create Git Repository
Create a Git repository under gerrit.basePath:
git --git-dir=$base_path/new/project.git init
By tradition the repository directory name should have a
To also make this repository available over the anonymous git://
protocol, don’t forget to create a
Either restart the server, or flush the
ssh -p 29418 localhost gerrit flush-caches --cache project_list
Change Submit Action
The method Gerrit uses to submit a change to a project can be
modified by any project owner through the project console,
List > my/project. The following methods are supported:
Fast Forward Only
This method produces a strictly linear history. All merges must be handled on the client, prior to uploading to Gerrit for review.
To submit a change, the change must be a strict superset of the destination branch. That is, the change must already contain the tip of the destination branch at submit time.
Merge If Necessary
This is the default for a new project.
If the change being submitted is a strict superset of the destination branch, then the branch is fast-forwarded to the change. If not, then a merge commit is automatically created. This is identical to the classical
git mergebehavior, or
git merge --ff.
Always produce a merge commit, even if the change is a strict superset of the destination branch. This is identical to the behavior of
git merge --no-ff, and may be useful if the project needs to follow submits with
git log --first-parent.
Always cherry pick the patch set, ignoring the parent lineage and instead creating a brand new commit on top of the current branch head.
When cherry picking a change, Gerrit automatically appends onto the end of the commit message a short summary of the change’s approvals, and a URL link back to the change on the web. The committer header is also set to the submitter, while the author header retains the original patch set author.
Note that Gerrit ignores patch set dependencies when operating in cherry-pick mode. Submitters must remember to submit changes in the right order since inter-change dependencies will not be enforced for them.
Rebase If Necessary
If the change being submitted is a strict superset of the destination branch, then the branch is fast-forwarded to the change. If not, then the change is automatically rebased and then the branch is fast-forwarded to the change.
When Gerrit tries to do a merge, by default the merge will only succeed if there is no path conflict. A path conflict occurs when the same file has also been changed on the other side of the merge.
Automatically resolve conflicts is enabled, Gerrit will try
to do a content merge when a path conflict occurs.
Registering Additional Branches
Branches can be created over the SSH port by any
git push client,
if the user has been granted the
Create Reference access right.
Additional branches can also be created through the web UI, assuming
at least one commit already exists in the project repository.
A project owner can create additional branches under
List > my/project >
Branches. Enter the new branch name, and the
starting Git revision. Branch names that don’t start with
will automatically have
refs/heads/ prefixed to ensure they are
a standard Git branch name. Almost any valid SHA-1 expression can
be used to specify the starting revision, so long as it resolves
to a commit object. Abbreviated SHA-1s are not supported.
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