Installing Gitorious is not straightforward.
As Rodrigo explains here, it can be made easier using Chef/Puppet.
However, I was not in a position to use Chef/Puppet, and I wanted to use rvm.
After installing the Gitorious Rails app using rvm, you have to make some small changes to the start-up scripts that Gitorious want you to copy in in /etc/init.d/: git-daemon git-poller git-ultrasphinx and stomp.
The scripts have RUBY_HOME hard coded as "/opt/ruby-enterprise".
Assuming you've installed Gitorious for the `git' user in /home/git/gitorious, and configured rvm in this directory, run `rvm info' here, and note the RUBY_HOME and GEM_HOME variables from the output.
We have to change these variables in the /etc/init.d/ scripts.
GEMS_HOME is the same as GEM_HOME.
After this, you have to change the way the script calls the executables.
The /etc/init.d/stomp script for example, calls it like so:
'/bin/su - gitorious -c "$STOMP"'
Change this to:
'/bin/su - gitorious -c "cd ~git/gitorious && $STOMP"'
Make a similar change in all other scripts, and all scripts should now work.
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