1. Install and configure the necessary dependencies
On CentOS, the commands below will also open HTTP and SSH access in the system firewall.
sudo apt-get install -y curl openssh-server ca-certificates
If you would like outbound email support, install Postfix or configure an SMTP server.
2. Add the GitLab package server and install the package
curl -sS https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ce/script.deb.sh | sudo bash
sudo apt-get install gitlab-ce
dpkg -i gitlab-ce-XXX.deb
3. Configure and start GitLab
sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure
Reconfiguring GitLab will take a couple of minutes, as components are set up and started. A log is displayed of all actions, which will include green and grey lines.
4. Browse to the hostname and login
On your first visit, you’ll be redirected to a password reset screen to provide the password for the initial administrator account. Enter your desired password and you’ll be redirected back to the login screen.
The default account’s username is root. Provide the password you created earlier and login. After login you can change the username if you wish.