GitLab Documentation

From 7.12 to 7.13

0. Double-check your Git version

This notice applies only to /usr/local/bin/git

If you compiled Git from source on your GitLab server then please double-check that you are using a version that protects against CVE-2014-9390. For six months after this vulnerability became known the GitLab installation guide still contained instructions that would install the outdated, 'vulnerable' Git version 2.1.2.

Run the following command to get your current Git version.

/usr/local/bin/git --version

If you see 'No such file or directory' then you did not install Git according to the outdated instructions from the GitLab installation guide and you can go to the next step 'Stop server' below.

If you see a version string then it should be v1.8.5.6, v1.9.5, v2.0.5, v2.1.4, v2.2.1 or newer. You can use the instructions in the GitLab source installation guide to install a newer version of Git.

1. Stop server

sudo service gitlab stop

2. Backup

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

3. Get latest code

sudo -u git -H git fetch --all
sudo -u git -H git checkout -- db/schema.rb # local changes will be restored automatically

For GitLab Community Edition:

sudo -u git -H git checkout 7-13-stable

OR

For GitLab Enterprise Edition:

sudo -u git -H git checkout 7-13-stable-ee

4. Update gitlab-shell

cd /home/git/gitlab-shell
sudo -u git -H git fetch
sudo -u git -H git checkout v2.6.3

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 origin/7-12-stable:config/gitlab.yml.example origin/7-13-stable:config/gitlab.yml.example

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, the upgrade is complete!

Things went south? Revert to previous version (7.12)

1. Revert the code to the previous version

Follow the upgrade guide from 7.11 to 7.12, 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.