my repositories are not being created, at least that is what appears to be. Further investigations show
a) my git user account was “lock”, no password
b) running all those rails checking tasks would fail because ‘bundle’ was not found
c) when I unlocked git account and added a password, things still wouldn’t work because /opt/gitlab/embedded/bin wasn’t in any path
d) fixed the path issue with a custom .bashrc, now things run, but “GemFile” not found
e) troubleshooting suggest GemFile is in /opt/bitnami, but I don’t have one of those.
f) I don’t have a “/home/gitlab” or "/home/git’ but rather used the Omnibus install which created home directory in “var/opt/gitlab”.
Every troubleshoot guide suggest using some tool or something which is neither installed, configured or working…
SOOOOO… What to do? Can I just back everything up and repave the system and reinstall? I tried that before, but the reinstall / restore is what got me to this mess… Basically Omnibus 6.8.1 was working, and the upgrade to 7.8.4 failed. Then the restore from 7.8.4 to 6.8.1 whacked everything back out ---- but I didn’t lose any data, just the ability to create new repos.