From 7.1 to 7.2

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

Editable labels

In GitLab 7.2 we replace Issue and Merge Request tags with labels, making it possible to edit the label text and color. The characters ?, & and , are no longer allowed however so those will be removed from your tags during the database migrations for GitLab 7.2.

0. Backup

cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:create RAILS_ENV=production

1. Stop server

sudo service gitlab stop

2. Get latest code

cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H git fetch --all

For GitLab Community Edition:

sudo -u git -H git checkout 7-2-stable


For GitLab Enterprise Edition:

sudo -u git -H git checkout 7-2-stable-ee

3. Update gitlab-shell

cd /home/git/gitlab-shell
sudo -u git -H git fetch
sudo -u git -H git checkout v1.9.8

4. Install new system dependencies

The latest version of the ‘rugged’ gem requires pkg-config and cmake to build its native extensions.

sudo apt-get install pkg-config cmake

5. Install libs, migrations, etc.

cd /home/git/gitlab

# MySQL installations (note: the line below states '--without ... postgres')
sudo -u git -H bundle install --without development test postgres --deployment

# PostgreSQL installations (note: the line below states '--without ... mysql')
sudo -u git -H bundle install --without development test mysql --deployment

# Run database migrations
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production

# Clean up assets and cache
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake assets:clean assets:precompile cache:clear RAILS_ENV=production

# Update init.d script
sudo cp lib/support/init.d/gitlab /etc/init.d/gitlab

6. Update config files

New configuration options for gitlab.yml

There are new configuration options available for gitlab.yml. View them with the command below and apply them to your current gitlab.yml.

git diff 7-1-stable:config/gitlab.yml.example 7-2-stable:config/gitlab.yml.example

Update rack attack middleware config

sudo -u git -H cp config/initializers/rack_attack.rb.example config/initializers/rack_attack.rb

7. Start application

sudo service gitlab start
sudo service nginx restart

8. Check application status

Check if GitLab and its environment are configured correctly:

sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:env:info RAILS_ENV=production

To make sure you didn’t miss anything run a more thorough check with:

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

If all items are green, then congratulations upgrade is complete!

9. Update OmniAuth configuration

When using Google omniauth login, changes of the Google account required. Ensure that Contacts API and the Google+ API are enabled in the Google Developers Console. More details can be found at the integration documentation.

Things went south? Revert to previous version (7.1)

1. Revert the code to the previous version

Follow the upgrade guide from 7.0 to 7.1, except for the database migration (The backup is already migrated to the previous version)

2. Restore from the backup:

cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:restore RAILS_ENV=production

If you have more than one backup *.tar file(s) please add BACKUP=timestamp_of_backup to the command above.