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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)

How to install GitLab Runner

GitLab's implementation of a continuous integration and continuous deployment platform works off the idea of Runners, which are programs that are installed on other servers and can connect to the GitLab instance to receive jobs to run. These jobs can involve building, testing, and deploying code. In this section, we'll explore how to install GitLab Runner on Ubuntu, CentOS, and manually via binaries.


To easily install GitLab Runner on Ubuntu, make sure that you have a recent version installed, as GitLab only provides packages for the currently supported versions. Next, open a Terminal session on your Ubuntu box and run the following command:

curl -L