GitLab offers a comprehensive platform for collaborative software development and DevOps practices, enabling teams to streamline their development workflows and deliver high-quality software more efficiently.
To download and install GitLab on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, you can follow these steps:
Update System Packages: Before installing any new software, it's a good practice to update your system's repositories and packages:
sudo apt-get update
Install Dependencies: GitLab requires a few dependencies to be installed. Run the following command to install them:
sudo apt-get install -y curl openssh-server ca-certificates tzdata perl
Install tools and packages: By installing these packages, you're setting up your system with basic tools for handling emails, text editing, and network diagnostics.
sudo apt-get install -y postfix vim  net-tools
Install GitLab Repository: Add the GitLab package repository to your system:
sudo sed -i "s/noble/jammy/g" /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gitlab_gitlab-*e.list
Install GitLab: Now, install GitLab using the following command. This will install the latest version available in the repository:
apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gitlab-ce
Replace with your actual domain name or IP address. This is the URL through which you will access your GitLab instance.
Configure GitLab: Once GitLab is installed, you'll need to configure it. This includes setting up the external URL, configuring the email settings, and so on.
Start GitLab: After configuration, start GitLab:
sudo gitlab-ctl reconfigure
Get the status: The gitlab-ctl status command is used to check the status of GitLab services 
sudo gitlab-ctl status
$ service gitlab-runsvdir status
run: alertmanager: (pid 2160) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2144) 48592s
run: gitaly: (pid 2162) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2147) 48592s
run: gitlab-exporter: (pid 2158) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2143) 48592s
run: gitlab-kas: (pid 2161) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2146) 48592s
run: gitlab-workhorse: (pid 2159) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2145) 48592s
run: logrotate: (pid 21524) 37791s; run: log: (pid 2151) 48592s
run: nginx: (pid 2163) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2150) 48592s
run: node-exporter: (pid 2167) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2153) 48592s
run: postgres-exporter: (pid 2156) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2142) 48592s
run: postgresql: (pid 2169) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2149) 48592s
run: prometheus: (pid 2157) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2141) 48592s
run: puma: (pid 2166) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2154) 48592s
run: redis: (pid 2165) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2152) 48592s
run: redis-exporter: (pid 2155) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2140) 48592s
run: sidekiq: (pid 2164) 48592s; run: log: (pid 2148) 48592s