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My Server throws an error if the following git post-receive hook is called:

#!/bin/sh
#
pm2 start main.js --name powerapp

If the command is entered by one by one into the terminal it will work. So what am I doing wrong?

Error:

remote: fs.js:642
remote:   return binding.mkdir(pathModule._makeLong(path),
remote:                  ^
remote: Error: EACCES, permission denied '/etc/.pm2'
remote:     at Object.fs.mkdirSync (fs.js:642:18)
remote:     at Object.CLI.pm2Init (/home/nodejs/.local/lib/node_modules/pm2/lib/CLI.js:39:8)
remote:     at Object.<anonymous> (/home/nodejs/.local/lib/node_modules/pm2/bin/pm2:21:5)
remote:     at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
remote:     at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
remote:     at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
remote:     at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
remote:     at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:497:10)
remote:     at startup (node.js:119:16)
remote:     at node.js:901:3 

pm2 was installed via npm install pm2 -g and should run by the user 'git'.

  • What is the home directory of the git user? Likely it's /etc, but that's a bad idea, because no one except root should be allowed to create files in there. – Sven Sep 26 '15 at 14:53
  • In the terminal echo $HOME tells '/var/opt/gitlab'. But if I try #!/bin/bash # echo $HOME in my post-receive hook there is an empty result. Guess I messed something up with my home folder. – user1255102 Sep 26 '15 at 15:57
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export PM2_HOME='/var/opt/gitlab/.pm2'

did it for me. Still wondering if I misconfigured something.

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