How to install GitLab 6.6.5 on debian/Ubuntu with nginx subdir

How to install GitLab 6.6.5 on debian/Ubuntu with nginx subdir

How to install GitLab 6.6.5 on debian/Ubuntu with nginx subdir

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How to install GitLab 6.6.5 on debian/Ubuntu with nginx subdir

I introduce you ,how to install GitLab on debian(wheezy) or Ubuntu(12.04 Server or other). Hosting GitLab App in a subdirectory of nginx with using passenger.

I examine this on debian wheezy 7.4 and Ubuntu Server 12.04.4, This way might be a possibility on other debian’s distribution.

if my introduction is wrong, please post a comment!!

The first half of this article is instration of Rails environment ,because of GitLab is made by Ruby on Rails.the latter half is instration of GitLab and hosting GitLab on nginx subdirectory with fusion passenger.


using nginx as a Web server

Hosting Rails app with nginx and passenger

GitLab app deploy subdir of nginx

Hostname of GitLab ***

Uri of GitLab ***

create git user ,sudo privileges to the user

grant sudo privileges to git

Requirements for installing

create .gemrc file

create ~/.gemrc file to prevent rdoc and ri installation.

install Ruby and Rails

minimum requirements for Ruby 1.9.

if the distribution has a ruby package version 1.9 or over.

Ubuntu 12.04
if the distribution has a ruby package version 1.8.

REDIS configuration,start service

The latter half is to install GitLab and nginx.

Installing Gitlab-shell

adjust gitlab_url.

exec installation

Instralling GitLab

Check out GitLab sources from GitHub.
(It takes about 20 download size approximates 70MB)

Hostname、Relative Url Root

Relative Url Root

Mysql configuration

adjust user name and password for Production mode.

Run bundle install

Create Directories

Create database

if the creation complete, user name and password are shown.
please put it down.


Create a service script and configuration

By default, Application server of GitLab is puma. But I use fusion passenger as Application server.
So I create a service script of GitLab(sidekiq)

please download from this site.

Instralling nginx

Compiling nginx for cooperation with passenger.

Installing passenger gem

Compiling nginx

Pass the checking requirements for compilation, a message is shown whether if you continue compile?
please select 1.

permission of /opt/nginx

check configration of nginx, start service

checking the configration of nginx with -t option.
If configuration is OK, test with a browser.
By accessing http://localhost in browser,top page of nginx is shown,test is complete.

check process id(pid) of nginx master.

kill process of nginx : master process

nginx cooperate with passenger

Add these lines to nginx.conf
Attension!!! line of pid, separate pid and /opt/nginx/logs/ with tab char!!
because service script of nginx reads this line ,and judge pid by the tab char.

Service Script of nginx

I create a service script of nginx.

the script can downlaod from here.
Service script of nginx

Copy the script and service registration

if you want start or stop or restart nginx,following commands are available.


modification of nginx(www-data)

to access /home/git/repositories folder ,add nginx user to git group.

Precompile of assets

after precompiling, please restart nginx service.

Now, Check the GitLab!!

With a browser,accsess to

Screenshot-GitLab - Chromium

Login to GitLab


Create a Project(repository)

Screenshot-Dashboard | GitLab - Chromium

Screenshot-New Project | GitLab - Chromium

Check if the repository is created.

if the repository is not properly created.
Recreate a repository ,after restart service of GitLab.

Push to repository from other PC

Create a directory,and init Git repository.and create a sample file named README.
Examine to push to GitLab.

Check the commit with Browser

Screenshot-Commits at master - Administrator - abc | GitLab - Chromium

Screenshot-Administrator - abc | GitLab - Chromium


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