how do droplet work?, any idea?

October 4, 2014 828 views

irst of all I'm new here, I just started a Droplet with a GitLab Image and everything works as expected. I can use GitLab with no problems.

I accessed the Droplet via SSH to add a user, maybe add a static page with nginx but I found nothing. There's no git, no ruby, no nginx installed.

I tried

$ git --version
$ which --version
$ which ruby

etc. but there's nothing. None of the GitLab requirements.

How can that be? Where's the stuff? What am I missing?

Thanks a lot.

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The GitLab one-click app uses GitLab's "omnibus" installation. The files for GitLab are found under /opt/gitlab/, this includes bundled version of Ruby and git that are not part of the system-wide install. It's designed to be tightly integrated with GitLab managing the services using the gitlab-ctl scripts.

This article runs through all the details:

by Justin Ellingwood
Git is the most popular distributed version control system in the world. GitLab is a git repository management system that can be used to mange repositories, users, access, and issues from within an easy-to-use web interface. In this article, we will cover how to use DigitalOcean's one-click GitLab installation image.
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