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I am trying to set up a Redmine on my server, and I am following THIS setup guide. I have used this guide before on my VPS and it worked perfectly however on this server I get following error when I try to generate public key.

aristotle:~# sudo su - redmine
No directory, logging in with HOME=/
redmine@aristotle:/$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -N '' -f ~/.ssh/gitolite_admin_id_rsa
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
open //.ssh/gitolite_admin_id_rsa failed: No such file or directory.
Saving the key failed: //.ssh/gitolite_admin_id_rsa.
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Ok solved ... I just had to do

sudo mkdir .ssh in that directory

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Why exactly you needed to do that? – Braiam Mar 20 '14 at 23:40
to generate key for admin user – Maciej Cygan Mar 20 '14 at 23:42
Could you give us the pointers that lead you to your answer, is what I wanted to ask. – Braiam Mar 20 '14 at 23:43
It said "no such file or directory" i was confused at first.. as i have simply forgot that .ssh is a file, and since that error was thrown this file did not exist so i just create it – Maciej Cygan Mar 20 '14 at 23:47

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