Omnibus Gitlab 12.7.5-ee core: Unable to set up Go Indexer

When setting up an Omnibus Gitlab 12.7.5 Enterprise Edition, on the step where ElasticSearch is integrated, the indexer setup fails with “Could not locate Gemfile or .bundle/ directory” when issuing the command:

sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:indexer:install[/home/git/gitlab-elasticsearch-indexer] RAILS_ENV=production

At first it complained of git not owning some subdirectories of /var/opt/gitlab. That warning disappeared when I chowned them to git

Then it started complaining about “Could not locate Gemfile or .bundle/ directory”

The whole story is on this Stack Overflow thread

Thing is, it seems from the product features page that Advanced Global Search and Advanced Syntax Search - the two features that you attain when integrating ElasticSearch- are “BRONZE” features but my server is still “CORE” -no license purchased yet-

Questions are:

  1. Is the setting up of the indexer effectively disabled because of being “CORE”?

  2. Will it “magically” succeed if a license is purchased and set-up?

Please bear with me if I forgot some important info, it is my first post, and thank you for taking the time to clarify the issue