Latest version verification

New to gitlab so bare with me.
I’m running gitlab-ce on a local VM running on Ubuntu 16.04 x64 server on my own server.

Here is the version I’m running…
n@gitserver:~$ sudo apt-cache policy gitlab-ce | grep Installed
Installed: 8.8.1-ce.0

When I log into I’m seeing the red UPDATE ASAP icon

So I did this…

n@gitserver:~$ sudo apt-get update
Fetched 1,634 kB in 8s (185 kB/s)
Reading package lists… Done

then this…

n@gitserver:~$ sudo apt-get install gitlab-ce
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
gitlab-ce is already the newest version (8.8.1-ce.0).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 120 not upgraded.

Why does it still say UPDATE ASAP if I’m already on the latest version? And, how can I verify what the latest version is? Did I follow the steps to update my version?

Thank you


Latest version of GitLab release will be uploaded in this portal. You can check the latest version here.

Many thanks for the portal location.

How do I get my system to recognize this portal location to grab the latest version?


GitLab releases versions periodically with new features and bug fixes for previous versions.
Your system will display “UPDATE ASAP” if your systems is on an older version.
You have to manually upgrade your instance periodically, automatic updates will not happen. :slight_smile:

Ok understood. Should I follow these steps to manually update my Ubuntu server?

And will this keep all my settings intact?

Yes, when u upgrade your LDAP settings and any customization’s if you make might get erased. You might need to do them again. Its always a safe practice to take a full backup of your GitLab instance and config files before upgrade, in case of any failures you can revert soon.