gitlab-ee on Ubuntu 18.04 gives
unable to resolve host
Describe your question in as much detail as possible: I am unable to run Gitlab-EE on my machine.
What are you seeing, and how does it differ from what you expect to see? I am seeing “Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.” instead of the Gitlab welcome screen where I should be able to enter my root password for the first time.
wget http://gitlab.example.comgives error
unable to resolve host
- Consider including screenshots, error messages, and/or other helpful visuals (some outputs attached below)
What version are you on (Hint:
/help) ? and are you using self-managed or gitlab.com? I don’t know how to find version number, but I installed gitlab on May 2, 2020 as per the instructions given at https://about.gitlab.com/install/#ubuntu (till step #3 only)
- What troubleshooting steps have you already taken? Can you link to any docs or other resources so we know where you have been?
I have tried the advice at - https://docs.gitlab.com/omnibus/common_installation_problems/#gitlab-is-unreachable-in-my-browser but it didn’t help.
I was skimming the DO tutorial but was surprised that on doing step #3 I found that ufw was inactive immediately after
... apt install gitlab-ee. I activated it manually and again surprized that it had no rules. So I
allowed http, https & OpenSSH.
If it matters, I’d like to inform that my postfix installation may be faulty I got error where dpkg was failing as
$myhostname (used by postfix’s main.cf) was recorded incorrectly, for some mysterious reason
..name was being appended to
$HOSTNAME and this improper recording made postfix installation fail.
I fixed the main.cf and moved on. Anyway, here are the outputs
usern@this-pc:~$ sudo gitlab-ctl status [sudo] password for usern: run: alertmanager: (pid 1938) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1929) 1070s run: gitaly: (pid 1946) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1933) 1070s run: gitlab-exporter: (pid 1935) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1921) 1070s run: gitlab-workhorse: (pid 1936) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1922) 1070s run: grafana: (pid 1917) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1912) 1070s run: logrotate: (pid 1934) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1920) 1070s run: nginx: (pid 1919) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1915) 1070s run: node-exporter: (pid 1945) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1928) 1070s run: postgres-exporter: (pid 1947) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1930) 1070s run: postgresql: (pid 1918) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1913) 1070s run: prometheus: (pid 1942) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1926) 1070s run: redis: (pid 1916) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1914) 1070s run: redis-exporter: (pid 1943) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1927) 1070s run: sidekiq: (pid 1951) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1932) 1070s run: unicorn: (pid 1944) 1070s; run: log: (pid 1931) 1070s usern@this-pc:~$ sudo ufw status Status: active To Action From -- ------ ---- 80/tcp ALLOW Anywhere 443/tcp ALLOW Anywhere OpenSSH ALLOW Anywhere 80/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) 443/tcp (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) OpenSSH (v6) ALLOW Anywhere (v6) usern@this-pc:~$ wget http://gitlab.example.com --2020-05-06 15:49:44-- http://gitlab.example.com/ Resolving gitlab.example.com (gitlab.example.com)... failed: Name or service not known. wget: unable to resolve host address ‘gitlab.example.com’