In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gitea on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Gitea is a simple, lightweight, and self-hosted Git platform written in Go. It is a fork of Gogs and very similar to GitLab. Compared to GitLab, Gitea is extra easy, light-weight, and straightforward to configure. It can be installed on all major operating systems including, Windows, macOS, Linux, and ARM. With Gitea, you can track time, issues, repository branching, file locking, merging, and many more.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Gitea on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Gitea on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install curl build-essential
Step 2. Installing Gitea on Linux Mint 20.
- Install Gitea using Snap:
Run the following command to install Snap packages and Gitea on the Linux Mint system:
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd
To install Gitea, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install gitea
Step 3. Accessing Gitea Web Interface.
Once successfully installed, open a web browser and visit
http://localhost:3000. You should see the following page.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gitea. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Gitea on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Gitea website.