GitLab 8.1.2 Released

Oct 27, 2015

Today we are releasing version 8.1.2 for Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE).

It includes the following changes:

Note: We planned to release 8.1.1 yesterday but discovered a missing database index that briefly brought down after we deployed the release. We're releasing 8.1.2, which includes all of the changes intended for 8.1.1, and adds the missing database index.

This release also addresses a minor security issue introduced in 8.0 that disclosed the names of CI runners that the user may not have had permission to view.

Upgrade barometer

When we released GitLab 8.0 last month, we promised to automatically remove the satellites directory in 8.1. This seems to have slipped our minds, but we're now including a migration to automatically perform the promised cleanup in this patch release.

Due to this migration, an upgrade to GitLab 8.1.2 may cause your GitLab service to be offline for longer than a standard patch upgrade. The amount of time depends on the size of the installation and, by extension, the number of remaining satellite directories.

If you'd prefer to manually remove the satellites directory and avoid waiting for a potentially lengthy migration to complete, you can use one of the commands below for either Omnibus installations, or installations from source:

# Omnibus
sudo gitlab-rails runner "require 'fileutils'; FileUtils.rm_rf(Gitlab.config.satellites.path)"

# Source
cd /home/git/gitlab
sudo -u git -H bundle exec rails runner -e production "require 'fileutils'; FileUtils.rm_rf(Gitlab.config.satellites.path)"

Please be aware that by default the Omnibus packages will stop, run migrations, and start again, no matter how “big” or “small” the upgrade is. This behavior can be changed by adding a /etc/gitlab/skip-auto-migrations file.


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