Error installing gitlab on ubuntu

hi, I’m trying to install gitlab on ubuntu 18.04 server running on vmware esxi 6.5.0u2 hp image.

when following trough the install docs this command:
sudo EXTERNAL_URL=“” apt-get install gitlab-ee -> giving errors

Running handlers:
There was an error running gitlab-ctl reconfigure:

account[GitLab user and group] (gitlab::users line 28) had an error: Mixlib::ShellOut::ShellCommandFailed: linux_user[GitLab user and group] (/opt/gitlab/embedded/cookbooks/cache/cookbooks/package/resources/account.rb line 51) had an error: Mixlib::ShellOut::ShellCommandFailed: Expected process to exit with [0], but received ‘8’
---- Begin output of [“usermod”, “-s”, “/bin/sh”, “-d”, “/var/opt/gitlab”, “git”] ----
STDERR: usermod: user git is currently used by process 1321
---- End output of [“usermod”, “-s”, “/bin/sh”, “-d”, “/var/opt/gitlab”, “git”] ----
Ran [“usermod”, “-s”, “/bin/sh”, “-d”, “/var/opt/gitlab”, “git”] returned 8

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I’m getting the same issue on 16.04 LTS desktop

I just succeeded by not using a user by the name git to do the install. You can’t modify a user you’re running as :slight_smile:!