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I installed gitolite and every thing works fine for me as admin. But when I'd like to add add a new user the new user can't connect to the server. After I looked into the file authorized_keys I saw that the new user wasn't added to the file. During the commit of the new public-key I get some workings:

WARNING: split conf not set, gl-conf present for 'gitolite-admin'
Counting objects: 6, done.
Delta compression using up to 8 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (4/4), done.
Writing objects: 100% (4/4), 882 bytes, done.
Total 4 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0)
remote: WARNING: split conf not set, gl-conf present for 'gitolite-admin'        
remote: WARNING: ?? @staff christianwaldmann markwelch        
remote: sh: find: command not found        
remote: sh: find: command not found        
remote: sh: sort: command not found        
remote: sh: find: command not found        
remote: /usr/local/bin/triggers/post-compile/update-gitweb-access-list: line 26: cut: command not found        
remote: /usr/local/bin/triggers/post-compile/update-gitweb-access-list: line 23: grep: command not found        
remote: /usr/local/bin/triggers/post-compile/update-gitweb-access-list: line 26: sort: command not found        
remote: /usr/local/bin/triggers/post-compile/update-gitweb-access-list: line 26: sed: command not found        
remote: sh: find: command not found        
remote: sh: find: command not found

How can I fix it that gitolite auto-add the new user to the authorized_keys.

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It seems some commands where not found. Is gitolite chrooted? Are the commands "find", "sed", "grep", "cut" and "sort" available on the normal console? –  Hikaru-Shindo Aug 29 '12 at 11:32
    
I can tip "find" into the terminal (when I logged in as git on the machine directly) without a bash. –  crashbus Aug 29 '12 at 22:39
    
@Hikaru-Shindo do you think this problem can be caused because I symlinked the repository folder to an external folder on a NAS (with a higher RAID level for a better data safety) which is mounted over network? –  crashbus Aug 30 '12 at 20:28

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The section "uncommon errors" give some possible causes.

(Case 1) you copied a bare repo ("repo.git") from another g3 site (or g2 with GL_BIG_CONFIG on).
Then you pushed a change to "gitolite.conf" or ran certain server-side commands without adding the repo to the conf.

Conversely, you removed "repo" from "gitolite.conf" but did not remove the actual "repo.git" on disk.

(Case 2) This can also happen if you changed something like this

repo foo
    ...<some rules>...

to this:

@grp = foo
repo @grp
    ...<some rules>...

Also, even running gitolite setup will not fix this.

But it all comes done to:

The root cause is an internal consistency check that I do not wish to disable or subvert.
It is there for a reason, and I would prefer a warning that a human can investigate.

If you're sure the reasons are one of the two above, you can either add the repo to the conf file in case 1, or manually remove the gl-conf file from the repo.git directory in case 2.

Either way, run gitolite setup afterwards to make sure things are in good shape.


In this case, the solution was a complete "reset", as the OP crashbus mentions in the comments:

I solved the problem by deleting the "git" user completely from the system and following the tutorial form Git "Server" on OS X Lion.

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I had already found that help page befor I posted my question. Neither case 1 nore case 2 could happend on my server, because It was a new system, I haven't change something in the config except the new entries for the new user (I added him to a new repositorie) and the imported repositories came from gitosis. –  crashbus Aug 29 '12 at 22:01
    
@crashbus gitosis? Maybe the format used during that import is somehow faulty. Did you check github.com/sitaramc/gitolite/blob/master/convert-gitosis-conf ? –  VonC Aug 30 '12 at 12:44
    
hmm I only imported the .git bare repositories and added the repositories than per hand in the gitolite config (there were not many). –  crashbus Aug 30 '12 at 20:23
    
@crashbus ok, just checking there. What if you simplify: no repo (beside the gitolite-admin one, and you try adding users. Does the issue persists then? –  VonC Aug 30 '12 at 20:31
    
I removed all repositories but the issue still persists. –  crashbus Sep 3 '12 at 12:42

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