Unable to locate package gitlab-ee how to fix

Trying install Gitlab to Ubuntu 17.10, but receiving message “Unable to locate package gitlab-ee”

how to fix that?

root@fssp:/home# curl https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ee/script.deb.sh | sudo bash
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 5933 0 5933 0 0 5933 0 --:–:-- 0:00:01 --:–:-- 3987
Detected operating system as Ubuntu/artful.
Checking for curl…
Detected curl…
Checking for gpg…
Detected gpg…
Running apt-get update… done.
Installing apt-transport-https… done.
Installing /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gitlab_gitlab-ee.list…done.
Importing packagecloud gpg key… done.
Running apt-get update… done.

The repository is setup! You can now install packages.
root@fssp:/home# sudo EXTERNAL_URL=“http://fssp.kz.ccg” apt-get install gitlab-ee
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package gitlab-ee

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Same problem in 2020

Firstof all: The documentation is apparently written by someone with no understanding of security! NEVER do curl | sh-style commands. Download the script, inspect it and then run the inspected copy, executing something directly when downloaded means executing something you don’t know what is.

That error message suggests the repository wasn’t properly added (or already removed, is there some kind of configuration management runnng on that machine?). Make sure nothing is running (some kind of configuration management is the most frequent culprit) that might edit the files, and then show us your /etc/apt/sources.list all files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d and complete input+output from the commands that produce the error.

Same problem in ubuntu20.04 10.07.2020

# cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS \n \l

# wget https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ee/script.deb.sh
# bash ./script.deb.sh;
Running apt-get update... done.

# cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gitlab_gitlab-ee.list
# this file was generated by packages.gitlab.com for
# the repository at https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee

deb https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu/ focal main
deb-src https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu/ focal main

# apt update
All packages are up to date.

# apt install gitlab-ee
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package gitlab-ee

On https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ i not found packages for focal!

echo "deb https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu/ xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gitlab_gitlab-ee.list

apt update

apt install gitlab-ee
Running handlers complete
Chef Client failed. 180 resources updated in 58 seconds
dpkg: error processing package gitlab-ee (--configure):
 installed gitlab-ee package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Ahaha! Nice!

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Try on ubuntu16.04

sudo -i

apt update; \
apt -y upgrade; \
apt install -y --no-install-recommends \
curl \
wget \
openssh-server \
ca-certificates \
postfix; \
wget https://packages.gitlab.com/install/repositories/gitlab/gitlab-ee/script.deb.sh; \
bash ./script.deb.sh; \
EXTERNAL_URL="http://$(hostname -f)" apt install -y gitlab-ee

Work fine!
Gitlabs seem not ready for new Ubuntu systems.

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GitLab hasn’t been packaged for focal yet, but employees say that it’s easy to use the bionic packages (and that focal packages will come):

On ubuntu20.04 in my lxc container work fine:

# Get sudo
sudo -i

# Install dependencies
apt update; \
apt -y upgrade; \
apt install -y --no-install-recommends \
debian-archive-keyring \
curl \
gnupg \

# Add repo
curl -L https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/gpgkey | apt-key add - ;\
cat <<'EOF' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gitlab_gitlab-ee.list
deb https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu/ trusty main
deb-src https://packages.gitlab.com/gitlab/gitlab-ee/ubuntu/ trusty main

# Temp disable sysctl (only for lxc)
mv /usr/sbin/sysctl /usr/sbin/sysctl.bak;\
ln -s /bin/true /usr/sbin/sysctl

# Install gitlab
apt update; \
EXTERNAL_URL="http://$(hostname -f)" apt install -y gitlab-ee

# Turn back sysctl if you use lxc
mv /usr/sbin/sysctl.bak /usr/sbin/sysctl


That’s from April 2014, more than six years ago, and LTS support ended last year, and I thought GitLab stopped building packages for it shortly after.

The omnibus packages contain a lot of dependencies, but it might still depend on some very basic stuff (like libc), which might be different between distributions (especially two released six years apart, so you should use packages for the right distribution

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