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Hi guys,


I configured Gitlab-CE about a week ago, and so far it was working smoothly, but today I noticed it was down.


When trying to get it back up, I get the following in the logs:


      * execute[create gitlab postgresql user] action run

        Error executing action `run` on resource 'execute[create gitlab postgres'

        Exhausted service checks and database is still not available

        Cookbook Trace:

        Resource Declaration:
        # In /opt/gitlab/embedded/cookbooks/cache/cookbooks/postgresql/resourcesb

         11:   execute "create #{new_resource.username} postgresql user" do
         12:     command %(/opt/gitlab/bin/#{new_resource.helper.service_cmd} -d)
         13:     user account_helper.postgresql_user
         14:     only_if { new_resource.helper.is_running? && new_resource.helpe}
         15:     not_if { new_resource.helper.is_offline_or_readonly? || new_res}
         16:   end

        Compiled Resource:
        # Declared in /opt/gitlab/embedded/cookbooks/cache/cookbooks/postgresql/'

        execute("create gitlab postgresql user") do
          action [:run]
          default_guard_interpreter :execute
          command "/opt/gitlab/bin/gitlab-psql -d template1 -c \"CREATE USER \\\"
          backup 5
          declared_type :execute
          cookbook_name "postgresql"
          domain nil
          user "gitlab-psql"
          not_if { #code block }
          only_if { #code block }

        System Info:
        ruby=ruby 2.7.5p203 (2021-11-24 revision f69aeb8314) [x86_64-linux]


For what I can guess, it's trying to run some startup scripts and at some point Postgres either dies off or won't answer. I can't figure out what is happening since the container won't stay up for more than 2 minutes.


How do I debug/fix it?


The repos are almost empty, and I have copies of everything involved, the only thing I don't want to lose is the user accounts since I made my teammates register already. If there's any way to nuke the thing while keeping the users, and start over it's fine by me too.


Thank you!

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56 minutes ago, ondono said:

How do I debug/fix it?


I don't know but a Google of the error message  took me to this forum discussion:


>  Initializing to bash, running gitlab-ctl reconfigure (waiting for the db to fail, then start accepting connections, which took ~12 minutes for me) and then running reconfigure again allows it start.



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12 minutes ago, frakman1 said:

I don't know but a Google of the error message  took me to this forum discussion:


First of all thank you for taking the time to respond!


I had seen that, but it's not resolving my issue. I can run gitlab-ctl reconfigure once (until it fails), but the container will stop itself, so I can't run it again.

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I try but I don't really understand this...

I set in /opt/gitlab/embedded/service/gitlab-rails/config/gitlab.yml my parameters:

production: &base
  # 1. GitLab app settings
  # ==========================

  ## GitLab settings
    ## Web server settings (note: host is the FQDN, do not include http://)
    host: mydomain.org
    port: 443
    https: true


I understand I had to put in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb to keep my data at every restart...


but what are this variable?


If I use external_url='https://mydomain.org' the data in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb are changing on restart... but container doesn't work!


instead... if I change manually JUST into /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb, everythink works!



I don't find correct variables... so I think I need something like:

gitlab_rails['host'] = 'mydomain.org'

gitlab_rails['port'] = 443

gitlab_rails['https'] = true

gitlab_rails['max_request_duration_seconds'] = 33


but just max_request_duration_seconds works and is changed in gitlab.rb


what is the correct gitlab_rails['????'] variable for host?



Edited by Jack_T
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Posted (edited)

Greetings.  I've just installed this container and got it up and running but I have 2 things I'm not sure how to do.  1. I want to setup the email.  Do I have to use gmail?  2. Can I change the data directory from cache to the array?  Thanks in advance for your help!

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On 6/5/2022 at 5:03 PM, Cemion said:

The same question lol. 
Dont undestands why people didnt write it in description/comments... Not first app with same problem


There's a file in the gitlab-ce config folder. It's called initial_root_password. It has the root password you need to initially login. Hoping this helps everyone who looks for this.

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Tried to install Socat with default parameters and I get this:

root@localhost:# /usr/local/emhttp/plugins/dynamix.docker.manager/scripts/docker run -d --name='socat' --net='bridge' -e TZ="America/New_York" -e HOST_OS="Unraid" -p '443:443/tcp' -p '100:PGID/tcp' --expose 443 'tynor88/socat'

docker: Invalid containerPort: PGID.
See 'docker run --help'.

The command failed.

I'm wanting socat so my HomeAssistant VM can talk to an iTach. Should I be using some parameters other than default? 


Cheers, Richard

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