Gerrit - Installing Git-Review

You can work with Gerrit by installing git-review on different platforms as discussed in this chapter.


In Windows, you can install the git-review as listed in the following steps.

Step 1 − First install Python for installing git-review.

Python Install

Step 2 − Keep the Python installation in the default directory (like C:\Python27) instead of installing in any other directory.

Step 3 − Next, set the environment variables for Python scripts directory using the path as C:\Python27\;C:\Python27\Scripts\;


Step 4 − With version 2.7, Python will install pip automatically. For older version of Python 2.7, you can install pip as described in this link.

Step 5 − Run open Git Bash and install the git-review using the following command.

$ pip install git-review


In Linux, you can install git-review as described in the following steps −

Step 1 Users of Linux platform do not have root access on shared host. Hence, without root access, you can install git-review locally in user directory using the following commands −

virtualenv --python=/usr/bin/python2.6 virtualenv
virtualenv/bin/pip install git-review==1.21

Step 2 − You can extend the path to the local binaries using two ways −


Step 3 − Now, use the following command to set up the work with Gerrit.

git review -s
~/virtualenv/bin/git-review -s

Step 4 − With root access, git-review can be installed using the following command.

sudo apt-get install git-review

Step 5 − If there is no apt-get after installing Python, then use the following commands.

$ sudo easy_install pip
$ sudo pip install git-review==1.21

Step 6 − Run the following command to work with Gerrit.

git review -s

Mac OS X

In Mac, you can install the git-review using the following steps.

Step 1 − Install the Homebrew from this link.

Step 2 − Next, install the git-review using the following command.

brew install git-review
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