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1. Set up the database

Gogs requires a database to work. This chapter describes how to set MySQL Community Server 5.5.53 up, so it would maintain Gogs.

1.1 Download MySQL

Download MySQL Community Server 5.5.53. Download the executable file and launch, or if you have downloaded an archived version, unpack it and then launch the executable file.

1.2 Install MySQL

Run the executable file and proceed installation until the installation program asks you to chose a setup type:

MySQL setup type

Press the “Typical” button and continue with the installation until you will see a window reporting successful installation:

MySQL setup complete

Make sure that the box “Launch the MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard” is checked and press “Finish”.

1.3 Configure MySQL

After pressing the “Finish” button, Configuration Wizard will pop up. Press the “Next” button:

MySQL server chose

Chose the server you just installed and then the “Next” button:

MySQL configuration option chose

Chose “Standard Configuration” and then “Next” button yet again:

MySQL windows option setup

Make sure that you have checked the box “Include Bin Directory in Windows Path” at this step and then press the “Next” button.

MySQL security options

Uncheck “Modify Security Settings” box (Do not worry, the custom password will be set later) and proceed in the Configuration Wizard until you hit the “Finish” button.

MySQL configuration finish

1.4 Setup the database

Run command line (cmd) and enter the line: mysql -u root –password=root

MySQL cmd login

You will be connected to MySQL Monitor. To change the password write the following line:

$ SET PASSWORD FOR 'root'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('custompassword');

Where ‘custompassword’ is the password that you chose.

MySQL cmd password setup

Enter the line:

$ show databases;

(Make sure you have put semicolon(;) at the end of the line) to see the list of databases.

MySQL cmd show databases

Create a database for Gogs with the line:

$ create database gogs;

MySQL cmd create database

To check if the database was created write the line

$ show databases


MySQL cmd check database

If “gogs” database is present in the list, you are good to go. Enter “exit” and close the cmd.

2. Set up Gogs

2.1 Download Gogs

Download Gogs and unpack into the its working directory.

2.2 Set Gogs up

Open the command prompt window and navigate to the directory where you have unpacked Gogs and run the following command:

gogs web

gogs run

this will launch Gogs server, to proceed with the installation, enter the following web-address to address bar of your browser:

address bar

If you have done everything right, a configuration page will show up:

config page

Write the password of your database in the “Password” field and feel free to configure the Gogs at your discretion, but if you do not mind default settings, then simply hit “Install Gogs” button.

configuring the page

2.3 Create a repository

After pressing “Install Gogs” button you will be redirected to login page. If you have not entered administrator accounts data on the configuration page, simply register an account, it will be granted administrators attributes automatically.

login page

Next, hit the “Plus” button in “My Repositories” window:

new repository button

Here, enter the data of your new repository and hit “Create Repository” button.

new repository

3. Set up SubGit

3.1 Download SubGit

Download SubGit and unpack it into it’s working directory.

3.2 Set SubGit up

Open the command prompt window and navigate to the “bin” directory inside of the directory where you have unpacked SubGit:

cmd page

And run the following command:

$ subgit-3.3.1/bin/subgit configure --layout auto SVN_URL REPOS.GIT

where SVN_URL is an url leading to svn repository and REPOS.GIT is a path leading to git repository, created with Gogs (By default Gogs repositories are locating at C:\Users\%username%\gogs-repositories\%gogsAccountname%).


$ subgit configure --layout auto file:///E:\SVN C:\Users\Kiseki\gogs-repositories\kiseki\

subgit setup example

and then run the following command:

$ subgit-3.3.1/bin/subgit install REPOS.GIT

where REPOS.GIT is (Yet again) a path leading to git repository, created with Gogs.


$ subgit install C:\Users\Kiseki\gogs-repositories\kiseki\

subgit installation example

If application reports the successful installation, that means that subgit is now synchronized with your SVN and Gogs repositories.

subgit successful report

Our congratulations on successful installation of Gogs :)

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