…ince the step Setup DB fails if it doesn't. see issue #1038 for more detials.
… existing contents
…tart with just making it read-only and not executable.
My git user uses bash (so .bash_profile), but I think it should work the same for sh shell. Full warning message: ***** WARNING ***** gl-setup is not in your $PATH. Since gl-setup MUST be run from the PATH (and not as src/gl-setup or such), you must fix this before running gl-setup. The simplest way is to add PATH=/home/git/bin:$PATH to the end of your bashrc or similar file. You can even simply run that command manually each time you log in and want to run a gitolite command. Run /home/git/gitolite/src/gl-system-install -h for a detailed usage message.