Supported operating systems (FREE SELF)
GitLab officially supports LTS versions of operating systems. While OSs like Ubuntu have a clear distinction between LTS and non-LTS versions, there are other OSs, openSUSE for example, that don't follow the LTS concept. Hence to avoid confusion, the official policy is that at any point of time, all the operating systems supported by GitLab are listed in the installation page.
The following lists the currently supported OSs and their possible EOL dates.
|OS Version||First supported GitLab version||Arch||Install Documentation||OS EOL||Details|
|AlmaLinux 8||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 14.5.0||x86_64, aarch64||AlmaLinux Install Documentation||2029||https://almalinux.org/|
|CentOS 7||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 7.10.0||x86_64||CentOS Install Documentation||June 2024||https://wiki.centos.org/About/Product|
|Debian 10||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 12.2.0||amd64, arm64||Debian Install Documentation||2024||https://wiki.debian.org/LTS|
|Debian 11||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 14.6.0||amd64, arm64||Debian Install Documentation||2026||https://wiki.debian.org/LTS|
|OpenSUSE 15.4||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 15.7.0||x86_64, aarch64||OpenSUSE Install Documentation||Nov 2023||https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime|
|RHEL 8||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 12.8.1||x86_64, arm64||Use CentOS Install Documentation||May 2029||RHEL Details|
|SLES 12||GitLab EE 9.0.0||x86_64||Use OpenSUSE Install Documentation||Oct 2027||https://www.suse.com/lifecycle/|
|SLES 15||GitLab EE 14.8.0||x86_64||Use OpenSUSE Install Documentation||Dec 2024||https://www.suse.com/lifecycle/|
|Oracle Linux||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 8.14.0||x86_64||Use CentOS Install Documentation||Jul 2024||https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/elsp-lifetime-069338.pdf|
|Scientific Linux||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 8.14.0||x86_64||Use CentOS Install Documentation||June 2024||https://scientificlinux.org/downloads/sl-versions/sl7/|
|Ubuntu 18.04||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 10.7.0||amd64||Ubuntu Install Documentation||April 2023||https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases|
|Ubuntu 20.04||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 13.2.0||amd64, arm64||Ubuntu Install Documentation||April 2025||https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases|
|Ubuntu 22.04||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 15.5.0||amd64, arm64||Ubuntu Install Documentation||April 2027||https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases|
|Amazon Linux 2||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 14.9.0||amd64, arm64||Amazon Linux 2 Install Documentation||June 2023||https://aws.amazon.com/amazon-linux-2/faqs/|
|Amazon Linux 2022||GitLab CE / GitLab EE 15.9.0||amd64, arm64||Amazon Linux 2022 Install Documentation||October 2027||https://aws.amazon.com/linux/amazon-linux-2022/faqs/|
|Raspberry Pi OS (Buster) (formerly known as Raspbian Buster)||GitLab CE 12.2.0||armhf||Raspberry Pi Install Documentation||2024||Raspberry Pi Details|
|Raspberry Pi OS (Bullseye)||GitLab CE 15.5.0||armhf||Raspberry Pi Install Documentation||2026||Raspberry Pi Details|
NOTE: CentOS 8 was EOL on December 31, 2021. In GitLab 14.5 and later, CentOS builds work in AlmaLinux. We officially support all distributions that are binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This gives users a path forward for their CentOS 8 builds at its end of life.
Update GitLab package sources after upgrading the OS
After upgrading the Operating System (OS) as per its own documentation, it may be necessary to also update the GitLab package source URL in your package manager configuration. If your package manager reports that no further updates are available, although new versions have been released, repeat the "Add the GitLab package repository" instructions of the Linux package install guide. Future GitLab upgrades are fetched according to your upgraded OS.
Update both GitLab and the operating system
To upgrade both the operating system (OS) and GitLab:
Packages for ARM64
Introduced in GitLab 13.4.
GitLab provides arm64/aarch64 packages for some supported operating systems. You can see if your operating system architecture is supported in the table above.
WARNING: There are currently still some known issues and limitation running GitLab on ARM.
OS Versions that are no longer supported
GitLab provides omnibus packages for operating systems only until their EOL (End-Of-Life). After the EOL date of the OS, GitLab stops releasing official packages. The list of deprecated operating systems and the final GitLab release for them can be found below:
NOTE: An exception to this deprecation policy is when we are unable to provide packages for the next version of the operating system. The most common reason for this our package repository provider, PackageCloud, not supporting newer versions and hence we can't upload packages to it.