Unfortunately I'm currently stuck with gitlab 12.0.x as I want to use mysql, my server is still 32bit and only has 8G of RAM for all services it's running. I do plan to move gitlab to a docker container on a x86_64 server but at this time I'm stuck with what I have.
Now most of the ruby packages for gitlab are installed for the gitlab user, however some are shared system and even then some of the local ones are linked against system libs if they've a native component.
On occasion gitlab won't work correctly and needs a recompile of components. The below runs as the git user after stopping gitlab. There's some slight changes to the official docs to ensure the ruby components are rebuilt and not reusing the potentially broken already installed ones.
I'm not sure if the backup would work prior to doing this but it's advisable to try before stopping the service.
Let's get to it.
Backup - as git user.
$ bundle exec rake gitlab:backup:create RAILS_ENV=production
Stop the service - probably best as root
$ service gitlab stop
Reinstall all the gitlab components - as git user.
$ cd /home/git/gitlab-shell/ $ bin/compile $ cd /home/git/gitlab-workhorse $ make clean $ make $ cd /home/git/gitaly/ $ make clean $ cd /home/git/gitaly/ruby && bundle install --redownload --deployment $ cd .. $ make $ cd /home/git/gitlab-pages/ $ make $ cd /home/git/gitlab $ bundle install --redownload --deployment --without development test postgres aws kerberos $ bundle clean $ bundle exec rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV=production $ bundle exec rake gettext:compile RAILS_ENV=production $ bundle exec rake yarn:install gitlab:assets:clean gitlab:assets:compile RAILS_ENV=production NODE_ENV=production NO_SOURCEMAPS=true $ bundle exec rake cache:clear RAILS_ENV=production
Start the gitlab service back up - again probably as root
service gitlab start
Check gitlab is ok - as git user
$ cd /home/git/gitlab $ bundle exec rake gitlab:env:info RAILS_ENV=production System information System: Gentoo 2.6 Current User: git Using RVM: no Ruby Version: 2.5.7p206 Gem Version: 3.1.2 Bundler Version:2.1.4 Rake Version: 12.3.2 Redis Version: 5.0.7 Git Version: 2.24.1 Sidekiq Version:5.2.7 Go Version: go1.12.15 linux/386 GitLab information Version: 12.0.12 Revision: ce125b970e4 Directory: /home/git/gitlab DB Adapter: MySQL DB Version: 10.2.29-MariaDB-log URL: https://git.stevewilson.co.uk HTTP Clone URL: https://git.stevewilson.co.uk/some-group/some-project.git SSH Clone URL: email@example.com:some-group/some-project.git Using LDAP: no Using Omniauth: no GitLab Shell Version: 9.3.0 Repository storage paths: - default: /home/git/repositories GitLab Shell path: /home/git/gitlab-shell Git: /usr/bin/git
$ cd /home/git/gitlab $ bundle exec rake gitlab:check RAILS_ENV=production Checking GitLab subtasks ... Checking GitLab Shell ... GitLab Shell: ... GitLab Shell version >= 9.3.0 ? ... OK (9.3.0) Running /home/git/gitlab-shell/bin/check Check GitLab API access: OK Redis available via internal API: OK Access to /home/git/.ssh/authorized_keys: OK gitlab-shell self-check successful Checking GitLab Shell ... Finished Checking Gitaly ... Gitaly: ... default ... OK Checking Gitaly ... Finished Checking Sidekiq ... Sidekiq: ... Running? ... yes Number of Sidekiq processes ... 1 Checking Sidekiq ... Finished Checking Incoming Email ... Incoming Email: ... Reply by email is disabled in config/gitlab.yml Checking Incoming Email ... Finished Checking LDAP ... LDAP: ... LDAP is disabled in config/gitlab.yml Checking LDAP ... Finished Checking GitLab App ... Git configured correctly? ... yes Database config exists? ... yes All migrations up? ... yes Database contains orphaned GroupMembers? ... no GitLab config exists? ... yes GitLab config up to date? ... yes Log directory writable? ... yes Tmp directory writable? ... yes Uploads directory exists? ... yes Uploads directory has correct permissions? ... yes Uploads directory tmp has correct permissions? ... skipped (no tmp uploads folder yet) Init script exists? ... yes Init script up-to-date? ... yes Projects have namespace: ... ( redacted multiple - "Group / Project ... yes" ) Redis version >= 2.8.0? ... yes Ruby version >= 2.5.3 ? ... yes (2.5.7) Git version >= 2.21.0 ? ... yes (2.24.1) Git user has default SSH configuration? ... yes Active users: ... 2 Checking GitLab App ... Finished Checking GitLab subtasks ... Finished
Opening the website login and other functionality should be working again.