[Chugalug] Amazon EC2 woes

Sean Brewer seabre986 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 01:44:36 UTC 2013


Sorry guys, I'm not having a good day. Let's just use plain text..

<Directory />
   Redirect permanent / http://jbirdvegas.org/gitlab/
</Directory>


On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Also, just to be clear, the stuff you should add to gitlab.conf is:
>
> <Directory />
>    Redirect permanent / [http://jbirdvegas.org/gitlab/](http://jbirdvegas.org/gitlab/)</Directory>
>
> I usually use markdown to apply pretty styling to my code snippets in my
> e-mails for scripts so they're more clear, but I pulled the trigger too
> soon somehow on that e-mail, which is why it looks funny there. Oh well.
>
>
> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:37 PM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Crap, I pressed enter or something before I finished. Anyway, supposedly
>> there's a script called `ctlscript.sh` somewhere. Maybe at `/opt` or
>> `/opt/bitnami`, after you make those changes to gitlab.conf, you need to
>> run `./ctrlscript.sh restart` Then, hopefully, whenever you go to
>> http://jbirdvegas.org, you get redirected to http://jbirdvegas.org/gitlabYou can probably ditch the CNAME record for
>> git.jbirdvegas.org after that.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Sean Brewer <seabre986 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Wait. Looks like you're on the BitNami stack, which uses
>>> Passenger+Apache. I didn't use BitNami, but this is the same server stack I
>>> use for gitlab.
>>>
>>> I'm not totally sure where the apache config on the bitnami stack lives,
>>> but after a minute or two of googling (
>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15900937/bitnami-how-to-configure-gitlab-5-0-application-in-apache2-not-to-have-relative),
>>> it looks like it lives here: /opt/bitnami/apps/gitlab/conf/gitlab.conf
>>>
>>> Edit that file, and but this before `PassengerDefaultUser git`:
>>> ```ApacheConf
>>> <Directory />
>>>    Redirect permanent / http://jbirdvegas.org/gitlab/
>>> </Directory>
>>> ```
>>>
>>> Also, supposedly there's a script called `ctlscript.sh` somewhere.
>>> Maybe at `/opt
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Jon Stanford <jbirdvegas at aokp.co>wrote:
>>>
>>>> yea I'm using the default server setup and of coarse I'd be happy to
>>>> share any knowledge gained!
>>>>
>>>> Here is what I have (I tried to upload the pics directly but was denied
>>>> because the total message was too large)
>>>>
>>>> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3j3a-rjK4spVEE3Q2x4alE0cW8/edit?usp=sharing
>>>>
>>>> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3j3a-rjK4spSGJGZndJWUZJTTg/edit?usp=sharing
>>>>
>>>> Both the pointer and the subdomain do not work :(
>>>>
>>>> any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------
>>>> *From: *"Sean Brewer" <seabre986 at gmail.com>
>>>> *To: *"Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <
>>>> chugalug at chugalug.org>
>>>> *Sent: *Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:39:33 AM
>>>> *Subject: *Re: [Chugalug] Amazon EC2 woes
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> What he said. Also, what server setup are you using? I'm assuming Nginx
>>>> + unicorn, since that's the default.
>>>>
>>>> Along with what wes said, make sure you changed YOUR_SERVER_FQDN on
>>>> line 11:
>>>> https://github.com/gitlabhq/gitlabhq/blob/master/lib/support/nginx/gitlab
>>>>
>>>> to this, if you want your gitlab instance on a subdomain:
>>>> git.jbirdvegas.net
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 3:55 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I use EC2 for all sorts of stuff, including hosting applications on
>>>>> subdomains.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I'd really like to use the main domain for a future project and move
>>>>>> the gitlab to a subdomain like git.jbirdvegas.org
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I've tried everything I can think... (admittedly it isn't much as
>>>>>> this is my first time attempting to host a domain)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> on Route 57: I created a "Hosted Zone" for my git subdomain and
>>>>>> attempted to edit the Record Sets to include "NS" (Name Server) and a "SOA"
>>>>>> (Start of Authority) I've tried creating a "PTR" (Pointer) to just forward
>>>>>> the traffic however nothing works.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> you need an "A" or "CNAME" record to do what you're trying to do. if
>>>>> you choose to use an A record, give the IP address of your EC2 instance. if
>>>>> you choose CNAME, give the dns name
>>>>> (like ec2-1-2-3-4.compute-1.amazonaws.com.).
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> So any pointers? Has anyone on this list had success creating a
>>>>>> subdomain on an EC2 instance? I choose an EC2 instance for the obvious its
>>>>>> free reason but I've seen others use subdomains on their EC2 so I know its
>>>>>> possible.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> my only other pointer at this stage is to point you toward the apache
>>>>> documentation. you need to learn about name-based hosting and virtual host
>>>>> configuration. hint: start with the usage of DocumentRoot. once you read
>>>>> up, if you have any further specific questions, feel free to come back here
>>>>> and someone will help you out.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> I realize lots of you guys are admins and are probably laughing at
>>>>>> the neophile domain host right now but I'm simply lost and thought I would
>>>>>> plea to those with more experience than I have... Thanks ahead of time guys.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> we all started the same way - from scratch. you will naturally
>>>>> struggle with this for a while and then reach a point where it's easy.
>>>>> hopefully at that point you will turn around and help the next newbie.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Oh and I can forward the domains I didn't associate with the EC2
>>>>>> instance just fine so jbirdvegas.net forwards correctly to
>>>>>> jbirdvegas.org/gitlab same for .com and .info.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm going to guess the forwarding works because you're using godaddy's
>>>>> pre-built forwarding service. that's a lot easier to get working than
>>>>> virtual hosting with apache on linux.
>>>>>
>>>>> best of luck.
>>>>>
>>>>> -wes
>>>>>
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