[HELP][SOLVED] Unable to locate gitlab-ce

Hello sir/madam,

I would like to host a gitlab repo on my server. My server is running windows 10 with VMbox containing Parrot OS Desktop, debian.

sudo apt-get -y install gitlab-ce
error: E: Unable to locate package gitlab-ce

I have tried several tutorials to lift this “curse” but even the gitlab download page tutorial gets me the error. btw I do not have a domain but a sub domain. Also I need to mention that I can’t do linux stuff unless clearly explained so, about 1% of tutorials could help me in this situation.

Solved: I ran into errors on parrot, switched to centos nogui 7. Ran into errors and I tried sudo yum install -y curl policycoreutils-python openssh-server and su -c ‘yum update’ but still I get base/7/x86_64. Well I then did dhclient and su -c ‘yum update’ and somehow it worked.

Did you add the repository?

Excuse me, what repository? I went straight for the download site and got to the download process.

Read the doc I linked and then let me know if you can’t figure it out.

Give me a little bit more time, I’m gonna switch to mint, alright? Cinnamon edition.

Edit: trying centos

As much as I prefer rpm based over deb based, none of that matters if you don’t RTFM…

Rounds per minute over demonetized banner based? not gonna even start on that rtfm thingy.

I may sound stupid, it is because I am, alright?

Reading The Fabulous Manual?

Not Fabulous, but close!


Never heard that abbreviation before

There’s lots of new abbreviations for ya.

RPM is the file format for packages for RHEL based (RHEL, CentOS, SuSE, Fedora, a few others) distros.

DEB is for Debian (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary, etc…) based distros.

Do you have teamviewer or such, I would really need a hands-on help here.

I am unable to help you hands-on at the moment. I’m at work.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s see if I can guide you. First thing we need to do is stablize on a distro.

If you don’t have a preference, I’d recommend either Ubuntu or CentOS. Pick one, get it installed (with a GUI, since you’re new) and let me know when that’s done. (I can help better with CentOS) If you want a GUI, you’ll want a GUI, you should choose Ubuntu Desktop, or the CentOS “Everything ISO” (I know it’s quite large)

From there, we’ll update your packages, install the gitlab repository, then get gitlab itself installed.

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I’m at the post-install on centos. (I have been dealing times with nogui, pfsense).


Also samesies

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Ah, perfect. When you’re done, go ahead and update your packages with this:

sudo yum update -y

Then once that’s done, go ahead and have a look at this page:

This should do a better job explaining the install process than I can, but if you have questions, I’d be happy to answer them.

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You should be able to just copy and paste everything that’s in the box, but if you have any questions, you can mention us by doing @ then the username like @Rex-Regum. This notifies us so we can message back faster

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Actually, this is for Centos6. Centos7 instructions are here: Installation methods for GitLab

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Ah, damn. there goes my credibility. :stuck_out_tongue:

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