Thanks I reformatted the stack trace. I was reading here:

It shows the path.repo setting is empty by default. Since I'm not explicitly setting this value, I think that is why I'm seeing this warning then correct? I'm just wondering if that is ok or if this path.repo should have a default value. Sounds like you are suggesting to set this value?  Overall, I don't think I noticed this warning before so it just has me a little more curious now. Thanks again!