I am attempting to install Gitlab 8.5.8+dfsg-5 from the Ubuntu repos. My options are limited, as I have 32 bit install of Ubuntu 16.04. After a lot of messing around I was able to get the install to the point where it had created the initial database, but the main process fails to start. The key error as seen in syslog seems to be:
Failed to start gitlab.service: Interactive authentication required.
I presume this is an error in the service configuration somewhere. Can anybody help please? This seems to have been fixed as a bug in upstream Debian somewhere, but only in 8.9 and I have been unable to pin down from there exactly what the fix was. No workaround is mentioned.
I’m having exactly the same problem this evening. Please let us know if you find a solution elsewhere.
systemctl edit gitlab
systemctl start gitlab