Praefect service is not working


I am trying to install GDK components against the GitLab FOSS project

Praefect service is not working. Below is the error log

praefect level=fatal msg=“no primary gitaly backends configured” pid=12595
down: ./services/praefect: 0s, want up; run: log: (pid 12496) 14s

Please let me know what I am missing here.

I was able to find the reason why praefect failed. Makefile of Gitaly didn’t have test-postgres build. I cloned gitaly repo from

Finally, running gdk install worked :slight_smile: