Gitlab is a git front end with repository management, graphs, links, goodies, commands to run, and review capabilities similar in feel to a self hosted github.
Debian is running its own Instance of Gitlab under https://salsa.debian.org, which is not based on the packaged version.
Gitlab 8.13.11 is available in stretch, but it is not receiving any security updates. So it is recommend to update to newer versions from unstable or stretch-backports.
# apt install gitlab
Gitlab 11.5.7 is available in unstable (some security issues, work in progress to update to 11.5.10 which fixes all security issues).
Gitlab 11.2.8 is available in stretch-backports (still affected by some security issues). Note: Work is already in progress to update gitlab to 11.5.10 with all security fixes.
Gitlab 11.5.7 is available for stretch-backports via personal repo of gitlab maintainer (some open security issues) from https://people.debian.org/~praveen/gitlab
# apt -t stretch-backports install gitlab
Note: this section is about installation of upstream-provided unofficial packages.
all actions are performed under root user, in ~ unless otherwise noted.
navigate to https://www.gitlab.com/downloads/ and copy down the link to the debian deb package.
as of this writing @ june, 5, 2014
- dpkg -i gitlab*
i got errors 1st time around 2nd time around gitlab looked like it set everything and ran well.
To avoid errors, execute /opt/gitlab/embedded/bin/runsvdir-start for one minute, more or less (tested in 7.9.0 and 7.9.1 omnibus versions).
- gitlab-ctl reconfigure
to verify that things are running
- gitlab-ctl status
navigate to your servers ip address or domain name, and login as:
user: root password: 5iveL!fe