Struggling to upgrade to the latest version


So we have been running 8.12.7-ce for quite a while but there are some features in the newer versions we’d like to try out.

The thing is, whenever i do sudo apt-get install gitlab-ce

I get:

root@server:~# apt-get install gitlab-ce
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gitlab-ce is already the newest version (8.12.7-ce.0).
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 96 not to upgrade.

I’m hoping someone can help point me in the right direction ( I assume i just need to add a apt-source in?

We have quite a few repositories on the instance so we are a little cautious about the upgrade.

I have done a full backup of /var/opt/gitlab/ so in the event of things going wrong, could I simple restore the backup?


Found the solution here:

And after about 15minutes of sweating at the progress bar, it worked perfectly.

GJ Gitlab - this can be closed!