warning!!! under construction

Gitlab is available in debian sid/unstable right now and is expected to be shipped with stretch.

You can install gitlab package on jessie from unofficial personal repo -> http://mahishasura.pxq.in/ provided by current maintainer of gitlab package in debian. Since the number of new packages required for supporting jessie-backports is huge, it will not be available via jessie-backports. This unofficial personal repo will receive updates till stretch release.

Omnibus Packages

Note: this section is about installation of upstream-provided unofficial packages.

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.

Install

all actions are performed under root user, in ~ unless otherwise noted.

Step 1

navigate to https://www.gitlab.com/downloads/ and copy down the link to the debian deb package.

as of this writing @ june, 5, 2014

run

Step 2

run

Step 3

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).

run

to verify that things are running

run

Step 4

navigate to your servers ip address or domain name, and login as:

user: root password: 5iveL!fe

External Resources

https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/omnibus-gitlab/blob/master/README.md