Can I get detailed Cgit logs?

Nolan Darilek nolan at
Tue Feb 25 20:24:02 CET 2014

OK, figured it out. I was proxying to the Cgit docker container via 
Nginx, and specified:


instead of:


Maybe some sort of "debug mode" might have helped diagnose the issue? 
Presumably Cgit was looking for repositories in a directory that didn't 
exist. Having a way to output "No repositories found in 
/srv/git/doesnotexist" might have helped me track that down more 
quickly. Or maybe such a thing exists and my Google powers are weak. :)


On 02/25/2014 12:40 PM, Nolan Darilek wrote:
> On 02/25/2014 12:08 PM, John Keeping wrote:
>> How is CGit able to see the repositories? Unlike Jenkins, CGit does 
>> not speak any of the Git protocols, it expects to see repositories in 
>> the file system. Are you Docker containers sharing an underlying 
>> filesystem, or do you have some external job that is cloning the 
>> repositories for CGit? 
>>> Sharing an underlying filesystem, yes. Git repositories are in a 
>>> volume shared by Gitolite and Cgit.
>>> Is there any way to get detailed error logs? I don't see any in my
>>> Apache logs, which could mean a misconfiguration on that end. But 
>>> having
>>> access to some sort of detailed error log would be very helpful in
>>> debugging this.
>> Since CGit is a CGI program, you can just run it and see what happens.
>> You may want to export PATH_INFO=/ before doing so to make sure it
>> generates the index.
> OK, new complicating factor. If I spin up a container that I can 
> interact with (I.e. running a shell) then running cgit.cgi directly 
> shows my repositories. If I spin up a non-interactive container (I.e. 
> running in the background) then I see no repositories. The only 
> difference between these environments should be the lack of an 
> attached stdin/stdout.
> So is there any way to redirect CGI errors to the Apache error log? I 
> have the following in my configuration:
>   LogLevel info
>   CustomLog |cat combined
> My assumption is that this will redirect all relevant logs to stdout 
> so they are visible in the "docker logs" command. But I only see 
> server accesses, no CGI errors.
> Thanks.

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