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GitLab Cookbook by Jeroen van Baarsen

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Installing GitLab from source

In this recipe, I will help you install GitLab from source. Installing from source means that we will take the source code from gitlab.com and use that to code in order to install it on our server.

At the time of writing, 7.4 is the latest version. If you want to be sure that you have the latest version, please check https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/VERSION.

If you want the latest bleeding edge version, you can change 7.4 to master in this recipe.

Getting ready

To install GitLab on your own server, you need to have a few things installed already. Here is a list of prerequisites:

  • A server running Debian or Ubuntu; preferably one of the latest versions, and running as 64-bit
  • Git Version 1.7 or higher
  • A text ...

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