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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By : Adam O'Grady
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GitLab Quick Start Guide

By: Adam O'Grady

Overview of this book

Gitlab is an open source repository management and version control toolkit with an enterprise offering. This book is the ideal guide to GitLab as a version control system (VCS), issue management tool, and a continuous integration platform. The book starts with an introduction to GitLab, a walkthrough of its features, and explores concepts such as version control systems, continuous integration, and continuous deployment. It then takes you through the process of downloading and installing a local copy of the on-premise version of GitLab in Ubuntu and/or CentOS. You will look at some common work?ows associated with GitLab work?ow and learn about project management in GitLab. You will see tools and techniques for migrating your code base from various version control systems such as GitHub and SVN to GitLab. By the end of the book, you will be using Gitlab for repository management, and be able to migrate projects from other VCSs to GitLab.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Setting Up GitLab

As discussed in the previous chapter, GitLab can be used both as a self-managed or as a SaaS offering through We also discussed the reasons for and against both methods regarding getting started with GitLab. We'll start this chapter by running through the requirements of GitLab, and in particular what you need in terms of hardware and software to run your own installation. The onnibus package and its installation on Ubuntu and CentOS will be investigated, as well as manual installations for people who can't install the omnibus package. We'll also look at a few ways of setting up an installation, as well as how to set up an account on your new installation or on In particular, we'll cover the following topics:

  • Requirements
  • Omnibus installation on Ubuntu
  • Omnibus installation on CentOS
  • Manual installation on Ubuntu
  • Setting...