Troubleshooting

Simon Dellenbach edited this page Feb 3, 2015 · 7 revisions

Some problems might occur when using GitList. Refer to this page for more info.

Installation problems

If you're having problems during the installation of GitList, make sure your PHP is correctly configured. Certain PHP distributions can have very restrictive default PHAR settings. PHAR is used within GitList to load Silex, a microframework. Setting the following directives on your php.ini might solve your problem:

detect_unicode = Off
phar.readonly = Off
phar.require_hash = Off

If you have the Suhosin patch (Ubuntu has it by default) you will also have to set this:

suhosin.executor.include.whitelist = phar

SELinux

On Fedora Core with SELinux enabled, you may find that you need to set some SELinux properties like so (replace "/data/www/html/gitlist" with the correct path to your GitList installation and "/home/git/repositories" with the correct path to your git repositories):

WWW_DIR=/data/www/html/gitlist
GIT_DIR=/home/git/repositories
sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t $WWW_DIR/cache
sudo restorecon -v $WWW_DIR/cache
sudo chcon -R --reference=$WWW_DIR/src/GitList/Git/Client.php $GIT_DIR
# Allow the webserver to read, home directories have stricter default rules.
sudo semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_content_t $GIT_DIR
sudo restorecon -v $GIT_DIR

Error: Compilation failed: missing )

Make sure you are using the latest libpcre version. GitList requires at least 8.x.

Restrictive apache2 configuration (linux)

You can face some issues if AllowOverride is disabled and/or FollowSymLinks option is off in your main configuration. To overcome this, create a file named gitlist.conf inside the /etc/apache2/conf.d/ folder with this content :

Alias /gitlist /srv/www/htdocs/gitlist/
<Directory /srv/www/htdocs/gitlist>
  Options FollowSymLinks
  AllowOverride All
</Directory>

/srv/www/htdocs/ is the default htdocs path on some GNU/Linux setups, you must change it to the actual htdocs base path if it is different.

Note: With Apache 2.4, the default configuration folder has changed from /etc/apache2/conf.d to /etc/apache2/conf-available. So if you're using Apache 2.4, you need to put the aforementioned gitlist.conf into /etc/apache2/conf-available. Then you need to activate it (symlink it from 'conf-available' to 'conf-enabled') with

a2enconf gitlist

and restart Apache.