Git for Administrators
Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Git for Administrators.
An alternative way to maintaining your Moodle server via CVS is using Git. This page describes how to maintain a copy of Moodle on your production server which can easily be upgraded using Git. If you have customisations of Moodle core code, you are advised to follow the instructions in the Quick Git start guide for Moodle development.
Obtaining the code from Git
git clone git://github.com/moodle/moodle.git (1) cd moodle git branch -a (2) git checkout -b MOODLE_19_STABLE origin/MOODLE_19_STABLE (3)
The command (1) initializes the new local repository as a clone of the upstream moodle.git repository. The command (2) lists all available branches. Use the command (3) to switch to a different branch than the default 'master'.
Updating your installation
The Moodle development team performs integration and testing of fixed bugs every Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday you can install all patches by updating your code. Check the shortlog to see if the official repository has been already updated or not.
cd /path/to/your/moodle/checkout git pull
For pretty long time, the Moodle 2.0.x stable code lived on master branch instead of MOODLE_20_STABLE. Moodle 2.0 was then branched but if you stayed on master, you would update to the latest development version, which is not desirable on a production server. This was an exception caused by the transition from CVS to Git and should never happen again.
Using a GUI