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push/clone etc broken

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caused by the instruction

root #usermod -s /sbin/nologin git

The authorized_keys file get something like: command="/home/git/gitlab-shell/bin/gitlab-shell key<id>",..., <key> which will fail to execute then. Can someone elaborate? -- Hasufell (talk)

if you use nginx / postgresql it is very possible that i broke your install when migrating out of the 5.0 / gitolite versions to newer stuff. i should really rebuild & document since gitlab 6.3.1 is a security release & update the mysql to run the production lock down command instead of the =mysql-versionnumber stuff since that leaves test users and test databases. 666threesixes666 (talk) 07:32, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Well, I know how to fix that problem sure. But I still don't like the idea of having full shell access for "gitlab-shell". What does work is to make the shell "/usr/bin/git-shell" and add a symlink:

user $ln -s /home/git/gitlab-shell/bin/gitlab-shell /home/git/git-shell-commands/gitlab-shell

But the "commands=" prefix inside the authorized_keys file always points to the full absolute "/home/git/gitlab-shell/bin/gitlab-shell" and I have to manually fix that for any added key... also I don't know if that will have other side-effects like not deleting obsolete keys or something like that. -- Hasufell (talk) 12:02, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Error 500

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I often geht error 500 when I quickly click on a big source file. Reloading fixes that. I suspect this is something within the server settings, so it's a performance issue? How to tweak that? -- Hasufell (talk) 12:06, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

try behind varnish if you're using apache 666threesixes666 (talk) 00:46, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

init script

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init script has changed. im investigating gitlab 6.6 but not getting far. most everything uses development environment now instead of production. 666threesixes666 (talk) 00:46, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

6-6 stable runs well, however need development instead of production on entire wiki. mysql command needs -without development directive removed. init script needs new set of notes 666threesixes666 (talk) 01:05, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Wrong configuration instructions

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The layman section says:

user $layman -a gitlab

And the 5 following commands say that they're executed as regular users. This is plainly wrong. You can't use layman or emerge as a regular user, AFAIK.

Then, there is the gitlab configuration section. It tells us to:

root #cp /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/database.yml.mysql /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/database.yml
root #cp /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/gitlab.yml.example /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/gitlab.yml
root #cp /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/resque.yml.example /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/resque.yml
root #cp /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/unicorn.yml.example /etc/gitlabhq-7.14/unicorn.yml
root #cp /var/lib/gitlab-shell/config.yml.example /var/lib/gitlab-shell/config.yml

This is also wrong. Inside /etc/gitlab-*/ there is a symlink to: /opt/gitlabhq-*/config. The configuration files reside there. It is unclear if your to copy them from there into /etc/gitlab-*/ or just keep them inside the same directory. --Renich (talk) 06:21, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Renich, feel free to update any commands that are executed as the wrong user. It's just a simple template switch. Let me know if you need any help. Kind regards, --Maffblaster (talk) 17:39, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
OK, did it. But, now, I will fix the copy commands. I figured it out and they should be in /etc/gitlabhq-*/ so the post-config copies them accordingly. Also, I discovered that the ownership of files is wrong. Everything should be owned by the git user. At least /etc/gitlab* and /opt/gitlab*. --Renich (talk) 02:40, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
Good work. I will close this discussion now. Please feel free to update anything that is missing. --Maffblaster (talk) 07:00, 11 January 2017 (UTC)