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Do *NOT* use this.

  • By Tyler Eastman
  • on 02/26/2016

If you like the prospect of a one click installer because you don't want to fuss to much about setting up and configuring gitlab, then you are going to 100% regret using this instance.

Here's the facts. Bitnami changes many things from the default gitlab installation. They apply these changes to new versions, even against old versions. This BREAKS smaller features of the gitlab system.

bitnami@gitlab:/opt/bitnami$ sudo gitlab-ci-multi-runner stop
FATAL: Failed to stop gitlab-runner: "initctl" failed: exit status 1, initctl: Unknown job: gitlab-runner

Bitnamis documentation is horribly out of date, and the inconsistencies between the version that is installed and the version you are actually using will make a newbies life a nightmare.

Finally, if you don't believe me in this, let me quote gitlab themselves.

"One-click install providers

One-click installers are frequently out of date and might not contain our Omnibus packages. An example of this are the Bitnami packages in the past couldn't be updated and are now much harder to update than the Omnibus packages. We advise to not use one-click installers but instead start an vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 instance and use the recommended Omnibus package installation. This is almost as quick as a one-click install and you're sure of the latest version and easy upgrades."

So, in short: Do not use this.

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