Debian Squeeze - Redis: ERR unknown command 'brpop' #2675

kossmac opened this Issue Jan 21, 2013 · 6 comments


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kossmac commented Jan 21, 2013

Hi all,

my log (log/sidekiq.log) is full with these errors:

2013-01-21T15:28:01Z 24942 TID-12ovo8 ERROR: Error fetching message: ERR unknown command 'brpop'
2013-01-21T15:28:01Z 24942 TID-12ovo8 ERROR: /home/gitlab/gitlab/vendor/bundle/ruby/1.9.1/gems/redis-3.0.2/lib/redis/client.rb:85:in `call'

GitLab 4.1 - Debian Squeeze - Redis 1.2.6-1

brpop ( is not available on redis-server which is shipped with debian squeeze. It's only "Available since 2.0.0." regarding this page.


can confirm this, as I also have the problem with the CI server :)

edit: you can install version 2.4 from backports:
apt-get -t squeeze-backports install redis-server

testing it right now - but seems to work!


Confirm, 2.4 from backports is working on squeeze with gitlab 4.1.

@mrohnstock mrohnstock referenced this issue in gitlabhq/gitlab-recipes Jan 22, 2013

Updated gitlab 4.0.1 -> 4.1 Apache-Proxy won't work #45


I've created a section in the Trouble Shooting Guide for this:

@erroric erroric referenced this issue Jan 24, 2013

redis not work #2739

Razer6 commented Feb 24, 2013

Solution for issue discribed in trouble shooting guide. @riyad Please close

@mikkyhouse mikkyhouse closed this Feb 25, 2013

@Razer6 you've mentioned that the solution is described in some guide. Could you post a link please?

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