fossil self hosting

Now that you have (and are using) fossil, what else can you do? Have it host its own repositories, of course! But why? fossil can clone over http/https, so this is one way to make your repository available to other machines you may use. Of course, you could allow others to access your repository this way as well. http/https is generally easier for hosting purposes than other methods, such as leveraging ssh.
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fossil from source

So … As of this writing, fossil is not in centos/epel, and what is available in ubuntu/lts is way outdated. So we will obtain the latest. We could of course just download a precompiled binary and use that, or start there to clone the repo, but for giggles we will pull down the source and compile it, in order to use the resulting binary to clone the repo and and build (again) that way.
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Dewey Hylton

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Husband, father,
amateur photographer, VW enthusiast.

Jack of all trades, master of …
well, perhaps a few things.

Infrastructure Engineer