Upgrade GitLab to 7.12 failed


I’ve just installed upgrade my GitLab CI instance to the version 7.12 and it failed.
(I’ve downloaded the file gitlab-ce_7.12.0~omnibus.1-1_amd64.deb from packages.gitlab.com, as usually.)

I do not exactly understand the problem. I am keeping 2 GitLab instances up-to-date since more than one year (https://git.list.lu, https://ci.list.lu).
Fortunately, I’ve only updated the CI instance (less critical) than the GitLab instance.

Here is the message when running dpkg:

$ sudo dpkg -i gitlab-ce_7.12.0~omnibus.1-1_amd64.deb 
(Reading database ... 276922 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack gitlab-ce_7.12.0~omnibus.1-1_amd64.deb ...
gitlab preinstall: Backing up GitLab CI SQL database
WARNING: Nokogiri was built against LibXML version 2.8.0, but has dynamically loaded 2.9.1
Dumping database ... 
Dumping PostgreSQL database gitlab_ci_production ... [DONE]
Reconfiguring GitLab to apply migrations
Starting Chef Client, version 12.4.0.rc.0
resolving cookbooks for run list: ["gitlab"]
Synchronizing Cookbooks:
  - gitlab
  - package
  - runit
Compiling Cookbooks...
Recipe: gitlab::default
  * directory[/etc/gitlab] action create (up to date)
  Recipe Compile Error in /opt/gitlab/embedded/cookbooks/cache/cookbooks/gitlab/recipes/default.rb
  uninitialized constant Module::SSLCertificateFile
  Cookbook Trace:
    /opt/gitlab/embedded/cookbooks/cache/cookbooks/gitlab/recipes/default.rb:35:in `from_file'
  Relevant File Content:
   28:    group "root"
   29:    mode "0775"
   30:    action :nothing
   31:  end.run_action(:create)
   33:  Gitlab[:node] = node
   34:  if File.exists?("/etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb")
   35>>   Gitlab.from_file("/etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb")
   36:  end
   37:  node.consume_attributes(Gitlab.generate_config(node['fqdn']))
   39:  if File.exists?("/var/opt/gitlab/bootstrapped")
   40:          node.set['gitlab']['bootstrap']['enable'] = false
   41:  end
   43:  directory "/var/opt/gitlab" do
   44:    owner "root"
  Running handlers:
[2015-07-01T07:32:37+02:00] ERROR: Running exception handlers
  Running handlers complete
[2015-07-01T07:32:37+02:00] ERROR: Exception handlers complete
[2015-07-01T07:32:37+02:00] FATAL: Stacktrace dumped to /opt/gitlab/embedded/cookbooks/cache/chef-stacktrace.out
  Chef Client failed. 0 resources updated in 2.064491504 seconds
[2015-07-01T07:32:37+02:00] ERROR: uninitialized constant Module::SSLCertificateFile
[2015-07-01T07:32:39+02:00] FATAL: Chef::Exceptions::ChildConvergeError: Chef run process exited unsuccessfully (exit code 1)
dpkg: error processing package gitlab-ce (--install):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:


Can someone help me?

Thank you,


It seems that the problem was due to a broken /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb file!
The string “SSLCertificateFile” appeared somewhere in the file! It is possible to that the upgrade process update this file automatically?
Anyway, the problem seems resolved. :smile: