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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)


In this chapter, we explored the requirements of GitLab and discovered what systems it can run on. We noted down the required RAM, CPU, storage space, operating system, and software components/frameworks.

We ran through installing and configuring GitLab. We looked at setting up the omnibus package, which is an all-in-one option for getting up and running with GitLab on Ubuntu, CentOS, and their related operating systems.

For people who aren't able to run the Omnibus package, we also ran through a manual installation.

Lastly, we explored creating an account on or a self-managed GitLab instance.

In the next chapter, we'll discover more about git and the workflow that's recommended for projects that are using it. We'll also go through the GitLab workflow, an alternative that was presented by GitLab as the preferred way to work with git projects...