I am running gitlab CE 8.2.0 on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine.

How can I prevent it from automatically starting on reboot?

I can't find anything relevant in gitlab.rb

Edit: why the negative vote? please leave a comment to explain, I am new to this site.

  • On CentOS there's a service called gitlab-runsvdir. I guess it should be the same on Ubuntu, check in /etc/init.d dir – Pierre-Alain TORET Nov 24 '15 at 13:29
  • found the startup script: /opt/gitlab/embedded/bin/runsvdir-start, managed by upstart through /etc/init/gitlab-runsvdir.conf – Stéphane Nov 24 '15 at 15:40
  • Okay it's a bit different then. I guess it's due to the fact that CentOS is powered by SystemD, whereas Ubuntu is still on Upstart. Did it work ? – Pierre-Alain TORET Nov 24 '15 at 16:01

To disable gitlab from autostarting in ubuntu 14.04

echo manual | sudo tee /etc/init/gitlab-runsvdir.override

how does it work?

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