GitLab and Git

I am a GitLab newbie. I already had a Git repository set up on our server, but had not done anything with it.

Since installing GitLab, I see that it has its own repository… Not sure what to do with the existing Git repo…

Can I issue commands to GitLab from a build script? That was the big draw for the Git repo… maybe I can just ditch it if I can do commends to GitLab from the build script.

What kind of instructions would you like to issue?

Some of the workarounds on GitLab that you would do on a Git bare repo manually:

Ok, thank you. I will look into those.