Reconfigure Gitlab without changing the shell


so I’ve tried to install Gitlab on my server which does run fine. However, there is currently running git-list on the server which me and a few friends are using for our projects. But when hit “gitlab-ctl reconfigure”, it changes the following line in my /etc/passwd “git:x:1001:1001::/home/git:/usr/bin/git-shell” file into "git:x:1001:1001::/var/opt/gitlab:/bin/sh"
. The problem is, that we can’t push anything to our “old” repositories anymore.

I do know why it does that, but I’d like to know how I can tell gitlab to use another user or a similar workaround, since we don’t want to give up our git-list at the moment and I’m unable to make them both run at the same time.

Best regards

Why don’t you reconfigure git-list to use a different user?