Multiple problems with "GitLab One-Click Install Image"

  • Posted July 13, 2014


I really hoped to get an easy to setup solution with the “GitLab One-Click Install Image”, but unfortunately I was disappointed.

After some initial problems, I got it all to work yesterday, but then suddenly today when I tried to add SHH-keys I got an error: 500 from GitLab. A reboot of the server helped the problem, but it still seemed weird and unstable.

Then I tried to create and use a new repo and got the following error on my client side, when I try to push/pull from the repo?:

“Access denied. fatal: Could not read from remote repository.”

I’ve searched around on the web to find similar problems, but unfortunately my linux skills can quite keep up with the resulting forum-threads - so I am trying here instead in the hope that I am not the only one seeing this at Digital Ocean.


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I also encountered the same problem. My configuration is 1GB RAM and I had already added 2GB swap.


What size droplet are you running it on? GitLab has fairly high memory requirements. We suggest folks use at least the 1 GB droplet. If you’re still hitting problems, you might want to add a swap file to the server. Check out this tutorial.