Open Collective
Open Collective

Debian Gitlab

Make native Debian packages (.deb) of gitlab and its dependencies (mainly ruby, nodejs and golang libraries).


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News from Debian Gitlab

Updates on our activities and progress.

gitlab 15.10.7: bookworm-fasttrack only and no more changes to package.json

Gitlab 15.10.7 is available on bookworm-backports and as announced earlier new updates will only be targeting bookworm-fasttrack.One more change in this update is, we no longer modify package.json to use packaged node modules. We only use n...
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Published on June 1, 2023 by Pirate Praveen

gitlab 15.9.8, bye bye bullseye and weclome bookworm!

We now have gitlab 15.9.8 available in both bullseye-fasttrack and bookworm-fasttrack. We won't be able to support bullseye-fasttrack any more. This updates was very painful and ugly already as the upgrade was failing at multiple steps on b...
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Published on May 26, 2023 by Pirate Praveen

Gitlab 15.8.5 now available from bullseye-fasttrack (security-update)

This new security update, version 15.8.5, which addresses multiple security vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are now fixed in the Debian GitLab package, and users are strongly advised to update to the latest version to ensure their sy...
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Published on April 9, 2023 by Vinay Keshava


This project make installation of gitlab on Debian server as easy as apt install gitlab wihtout any manual steps or configurations. It asks a few questions like domain name and configures everything automatically. Database, web server, TLS certificates are configured and one just have to visit the URL to start using the gitlab server.

We try to package all dependencies and components of gitlab written mainly in ruby, nodejs and golang, but since the number of nodejs dependencies are too huge, we are not able to package all of them and we use a hybrid approach of using as much packaged dependencies as possible, hoping to package all dependencies eventually.

Since gitlab releases are supported only for three months, we are not able to provide the package via official repositories, so we maintain unofficial for providing gitlab to users.

Gitlab Inc sponsored work on this project for 6+ years until recently. Now we are looking for the community to support it.

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