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Welcome to GitLab

GitLAb is a free Project/Repository managment application

Application details

rails 3.1 works only with gitosis sqlite as default db


  • ruby 1.9.2

  • sqlite

  • git

  • gitosis

  • ubuntu/debian

  • pygments lib - sudo easy_install pygments

Install Project

git clone git://

cd gitlabhq/

# install this library first
sudo easy_install pygments

# give your user access to remove git repo 
# Ex.
#   If you are going to use user 'gitlabhq' for rails server
#   gitlabhq ALL = (git) NOPASSWD: /bin/rm" | sudo tee -a /etc/sudoers
echo "USERNAME ALL = (git) NOPASSWD: /bin/rm" | sudo tee -a /etc/sudoers

sudo gem install bundler


bundle exec rake db:setup RAILS_ENV=production

# create admin user 
# pass.....5iveL!fe
bundle exec rake db:seed_fu RAILS_ENV=production

Install gitosis, edit conf/gitosis.yml & start server

rails s -e production

Install Gitosis

sudo aptitude install gitosis

sudo adduser \
  --system \
  --shell /bin/sh \
  --gecos 'git version control' \
  --group \
  --disabled-password \
  --home /home/git \

ssh-keygen -t rsa

sudo -H -u git gitosis-init < ~/.ssh/

sudo chmod 755 /home/git/repositories/gitosis-admin.git/hooks/post-update

Install ruby 1.9.2

sudo aptitude install git-core curl gcc checkinstall libxml2-dev libxslt-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev  libcurl4-openssl-dev libreadline5-dev libc6-dev libssl-dev libmysql++-dev make build-essential zlib1g-dev


tar xfvz ruby-1.9.2-p290.tar.gz

cd ruby-1.9.2-p290
sudo checkinstall -D

sudo gem update --system

echo "gem: --no-rdoc --no-ri" > ~/.gemrc


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