GitLab Documentation

From 4.0 to 4.1

Make sure you view this upgrade guide from the master branch for the most up to date instructions.

Important changes

1. Stop GitLab & Resque

sudo service gitlab stop

2. Update GitLab

# Set the working directory
cd /home/gitlab/gitlab/

# Get latest code
sudo -u gitlab -H git fetch
sudo -u gitlab -H git checkout 4-1-stable

# The Modernizr gem was yanked from RubyGems. It is required for GitLab >= 2.8.0
# Edit `Gemfile` and change `gem "modernizr", "2.5.3"` to
# `gem "modernizr-rails", "2.7.1"``
sudo -u gitlab -H vim Gemfile

# Install gems for MySQL
sudo -u gitlab -H bundle install --without development test postgres

# Migrate db
sudo -u gitlab -H bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production

3. Replace init.d script with a new one

# backup old one
sudo mv /etc/init.d/gitlab /etc/init.d/gitlab.old

# get new one using sidekiq
sudo curl --location --output /etc/init.d/gitlab
sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/gitlab

4. Check GitLab's status

sudo -u gitlab -H bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production

5. Start GitLab & Sidekiq

sudo service gitlab start

6. Remove old init.d script

sudo rm /etc/init.d/gitlab.old