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Some months ago I had to install gitlab-ce on a server with Ubuntu 16.04, no access to the public internet, so I downloaded the package from the Ubuntu repository on an other machine and then uploaded to the server and manually installed:

dpkg -i gitlab-ce.deb

Now the server is connected to the Web and I would like to update gitlab-ce as I do for any other package, that is:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

I run the following command:

apt list --installed

and noticed that the gitlab-ce package is listed as a local package.

If that is the cause it's not updating, how can I make it switch from local to online?

Thank you very much for your help!

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For a package to be considered non-local by apt, it has to be listed in one of the repositories configured in its sources. Have you added the GitLab Ubuntu Repository as indicated on their download site?

  • That's probably the point, I forgot to add the repository, I tought it was provided by the defaut Ubuntu repository. I'll try asap and let you know, but I'm quite sure that it will fix my problem, thank you very much! – Brutus Oct 15 '16 at 13:58

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