How to install GitBucket on Ubuntu Server 18.04

Having your own local Git repository is not as difficult as you think.

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If you use Git and are looking for an easy-to-use means to manage local repositories, you may want to take a look at GitBucket. This tool, written in Scala, offers:

  • Intuitive UI
  • Add-ons system
  • API compatibility with GitHub
  • Public and private repositories
  • GitLFS support
  • Repository viewer
  • Online file editor
  • Activity timeline
  • Email notifications
  • Account management and groups (through LDAP integration)
    [19659007] And more

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What you will need

The only things you will need for This works are:

  • An updated and running instance of Ubuntu Server 18.04
  • A user account with sudo privileges

Java installation

The first thing to do is install Java. To do this, open a terminal window and issue the command:

  sudo apt-get install default-jdk -y 

Install NGINX

GitBucket requires a web server. We will use NGINX. If your Ubuntu server includes Apache, you must first stop it and disable it with the commands:

  sudo systemctl stop apache2
sudo systemctl disable apache2 

Install NGINX with the command:

  sudo apt-get install nginx -y 

How to add a new group

We are going to add a new group and a user without privileges for the operation of GitBucket Back in the terminal window, create the group with the command:

  sudo groupadd -g 555 gitbucket 

Then add the unprivileged user with the command:

  sudo useradd -g gitbucket --no-user -group - -home-dir / opt / gitbucket --no-create-home --shell / usr / sbin / nologin --system --uid 555 gitbucket 

How to download and install GitBucket

Now is the time download GitBucket with the command:

  wget https://github.com/gitbucket/gitbucket/releases/download/4.31.2/gitbucket.war[19659035font>Unavezqueelarchivosehayadescargadocreeunnuevodirectorioconelcomando:[19659026] sudo mkdir / opt / gitbucket 

Move the downloaded file to the newly created directory with the command:

  sudo mv gitbucket.war / opt / gitbucket 

Give the .war file the appropriate permissions with the command:

  sudo chown -R gitbucket: gitbucket / opt / gitbucket [19659027] How to create a Systemd file 

To start the service, you need to create a systemd file. Issue the command:

  sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/gitbucket.service[19659035//New filefilefileNext:[19659026[# GitBucket Service
[Unit]
Description = Manage Java service

[Service]
WorkingDirectory = / opt / gitbucket
ExecStart = / usr / bin / java -Xms128m -Xmx256m -jar gitbucket.war
User = gitbucket
Group = gitbucket
Type = simple
Restart = in case of failure
RestartSec = 10

[Install]
WantedBy = multi-user.target 

Save and close the file. Reload systemd with the command:

  sudo systemctl daemon-reload 

Start and enable the new service with the following commands:

  sudo systemctl start gitbucket
sudo systemctl enable gitbucket 

How to configure a database connection for GitBucket

Then we must configure a database connection for GitBucket. To solve this, issue the command:

  sudo nano /opt/gitbucket/database.conf[19659035//EnesefilefilefromNextinnenewfile:[19659026[db {
url = "jdbc: h2: $ {DatabaseHome}; MVCC = true"
user = "sa"
password = "sa"
} 

How to configure NGINX as a reverse proxy

Now we need to create an NGINX virtual host file and configure NGINX as a reverse proxy. To do this, create a new file with the command:

  sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/gitbucket.conf[19659035▪NewnewfilefilefileNext:[19659026grapupstream gitbucket {
server 127.0.0.1:8080 weight = 100 max_fails = 5 fail_timeout = 5;
}

server {
listen 80;
servername your-domain.com;

Location / {
proxy_set_header X-Fordered-Host $ host;
proxy_set_header X-Fordered-Server $ host;
proxy_set_header X-Fordered-For $ proxy_add_x_forwards_for;
proxy_pass http: // gitbucket /;
}
} 

Save and close the file.

Enable the NGINX virtual host with the command:

  sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/gitbucket.conf / etc / nginx / sites-enabled / 

Restart NGINX with the command: [19659026] sudo systemctl restart nginx

How to access the web interface

Open a web browser on your network and point it to http: // SERVER_IP: 8080 (where SERVER_IP is the IP address of your hosting server). It should be received by the GitBucket homepage. Log in with the root / root credentials. At this point, you should see a new instance of GitBucket ( Figure A ), where you can begin the process of creating and managing new repositories for your projects.

Figure A

The main page of GitBucket.

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