In this recipe, we will take a look at how you can update your GitLab installation when you install it via the Omnibus package. In this recipe, I'll make the assumption that you're using Ubuntu 12.04. You can use other Linux distributions; the steps for these can be found at about.gitlab.com.
Log in to your server via SSH.
$ sudo gitlab-ctl stop unicorn
Stop the background job server:
$ sudo gitlab-ctl stop sidekiq
Create a backup in case the upgrade fails:
$ sudo gitlab-rake gitlab:backup:create
Download the package from the GitLab website (https://about.gitlab.com/downloads/):
$ wget https://downloads-packages.s3.amazonaws.com/ubuntu-12.04/gitlab_7.1.1-omnibus.1-1_amd64.deb
Install the new package (change the
x.x.xpart to the correct version number from your download):
sudo dpkg -i gitlab_x.x.x-omnibus.xxx.deb
sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure...