The documentation as it stands is written from the point of view of some one who has GitLab running and wanted to include a continuous integration server a swell. Thus it may appear particular to one use case and not cover all situations.
There is an overlay for GitLab-CI this is available under the same overlay providing GitLab, namely the CVUT overlay. It is installed as follows
emerge -a www-apps/gitlab-ci
This produces the following installation message. This indicates the creation of a group and user called `gitlab_ci`
* Adding group 'gitlab_ci' to your system ... * - Groupid: next available * Adding user 'gitlab_ci' to your system ... * - Userid: 104 * - Shell: /sbin/nologin * - Home: /opt/gitlab-ci-7.8 * - Groups: gitlab_ci * - GECOS: added by portage for gitlab-ci * - Creating /opt/gitlab-ci-7.8 in /
Once portage has done it's thing one is presented with the following information
* If this is a new installation, proceed with the following steps: * * 1. Copy /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/application.yml.example to /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/application.yml * and edit this file in order to configure your GitLab CI settings. * * 2. Copy /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/database.yml.* to /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/database.yml * and edit this file in order to configure your database settings * for "production" environment. * * 3. Copy /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/unicorn.rb.example to /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/unicorn.rb * and edit this file in order to configure your GitLab CI settings. * * 4. (Optional) If you want use SMTP: * Copy /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/initializers/smtp_settings.rb.sample to /etc/gitlab-ci-7.8/initializers/smtp_settings.rb * and edit this file in order to configure your SMTP settings. * * 5. If this is a new installation, create a database for your GitLab CI instance. * If you have local PostgreSQL running, just copy&run: * su postgres * psql -c "CREATE ROLE gitlab_ci PASSWORD 'gitlab_ci' \ * NOSUPERUSER CREATEDB NOCREATEROLE INHERIT LOGIN;" * createdb -E UTF-8 -O gitlab_ci gitlab_ci_production * Note: You should change your password to something more random... * * GitLab CI uses polymorphic associations which are not SQL-standard friendly. * To get it work you must use this ugly workaround: * psql -U postgres -d gitlab_ci * CREATE CAST (integer AS text) WITH INOUT AS IMPLICIT; * * 6. Execute the following command to finalize your setup: * emerge --config "=www-apps/gitlab-ci-7.8.4" * Note: Do not forget to start Redis server. * * To update an existing instance, run the following command and choose upgrading when prompted: * emerge --config "=www-apps/gitlab-ci-7.8.4" *
(The above listings are to assist with future documentation efforts.)
The initial emerge may fail if the folder /var/lib/gitlab_ci does not exist. Specifically this fails when gitlab tries to establish an SSH key.