How do I configure local github

I'm new to using github and I'm trying to configure my RHEL box to be a local server.

Instead of going to web, e.g.
git clone git://

I'd like to use internally, e.g
git clone git://myIP/xxxx

I have retrieved the repos that I need with --bare option.

This is the only git rpm currently on my server:
# rpm -qa |grep git
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Hi, what version of RHEL are you using, 6 or 7?

To install Git it doesn't really matter really, just for documentation, it should be as simple as:

yum install git

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Once installed you can go ahead and start configuring your local Git... There's a few steps to go through to;
- Set a default text editor
- Define user information
- Creating a new repo (or import/clone)

There's actually pretty good documentation to be found on the Red Hat site for this. It's for version 7, but it should be the same for version 6.x as well.

It also links to the free online book for Pro Git, which is a nice resource to get you more comfortable with using Git if needed.

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micktAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the links, useful.

I can't clone from my git, 'git clone git://<my-ip>/mygit.git'.  I can ssh etc., so I figure that I'm still missing some configuration?
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
If ssh works you can try following:

git clone ssh://host/repo.git ~/my_directory

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Where my_directory is the name you want to give the new directory

Do you get any specific error message when you try your command? Might be firewall/selinux related.
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micktAuthor Commented:
I think you may have hit the nail on the head with firewall.  It's a new workstation and I'm setting up and having issues with a few things and selinux could be the cause to all.  I'll disable and get back to you.
micktAuthor Commented:
Not firewall related but disabling selinux resolved some other issues that I was having.

The error that I receive when trying to clone on the box is:

git clone ssh://
Cloning into 'some-repo'...
fatal: '/some-repo.git' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

From within /home/git/repositories:
# git status
# On branch master
nothing to commit, working directory clean

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Hmmm, think you might need to change some url's for the git... More about url's here

Another thing to look at is to either create the directory or remove the existing one since it might give a conflict (on your git server).

Also check the rights on the remote repo, seems access is prohibited?
micktAuthor Commented:
Didn't quite get it working yet but I figure that there is a local setup issue that I'll try and trouble shoot when time allows.
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