Migrating from Ubuntu + ZFS File Server to unRAID

For years I have had a Dell Inspiron 537 with Ubuntu hosting a ZFS RAID 1 file-share. I’ve used it to be a BitTorrent Resilio Sync server, a Plex Media Server, Apache web server, ssh relay and more. But, it started to show its age with Plex. I was content to let it struggle for […]

OpenVPN Troubleshooting

Recently I tried installing and setting up OpenVPN on my home server. I ran into a problem I had had before. Both the installation of the .deb package and the init script would hang. I found the –verbose switch to the /usr/local/openvpn_as/bin/ovpn-init command. it would always hang right after “Generating init scripts auto command”. As […]

GitLab 6.5 and Secure Cookies

Gitlab 6.5 was released earlier this week so naturally it was time to upgrade ┬ámy dev box. But things broke. I could authenticate fine but got redirected back to the login page. Also, in the production.log it spit out: Started POST “/users/sign_in” for 1.x.x.x at 2014-01-22 11:11:58 -0500 Processing by Devise::SessionsController#create as HTML Parameters: {“utf8″=>”?”, […]

rake gitlab:check complains about git version

With the 5.2 version of gitlab, the bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production command complains about the current distro’s version of git: Your git bin path is “/usr/bin/git” Git version >= 1.7.10 ? … no Try fixing it: Update your git to a version >= 1.7.10 from 1.7.9 Please fix the error above and rerun the […]

Fixing gitlab errors with git operations

Recenlty, I was able to install the 5.2 branch of gitlab for work. I ran into the following error when cloning a repo: git pull fatal: Could not read from remote repository. Please make sure you have the correct access rights and the repository exists. yet, ssh and ssh keys were working: ssh -T git@gitlab.lib.unc.edu […]

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