How to Install GitBucket on Ubuntu 18.04


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Installing GitBucket on Ubuntu 18.04

GitBucket is a free and open-source web application built with Scala and available for running on a Java runtime environment. It provides a self-hosted platform for creating and managing Git repositories. The application supports Git commands, issue tracking, pull requests, and a wiki.


Before we begin the installation process, make sure you have the following:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 server
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 or higher

Step 1: Update System Packages

First, make sure your system is up to date by running the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y

Step 2: Install Java Development Kit (JDK)

GitBucket requires Java to run. To install the JDK, execute the following commands:

sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk -y

Once the installation is complete, verify the installation by checking the Java version:

java -version

Step 3: Download and Run GitBucket

Now, let's download and run GitBucket:

wget https://github.com/gitbucket/gitbucket/releases/download/4.35.1/gitbucket.war
java -jar gitbucket.war
  1. Download the latest GitBucket.war file from the official repository:
  2. Start GitBucket by executing the following command:
  3. You should see the message "Started Jetty Server." This means GitBucket is running.

Accessing GitBucket

By default, GitBucket listens on port 8080. You can access GitBucket by opening your web browser and navigating to:


Replace "your_server_IP" with the actual IP address or domain name of your Ubuntu server.

Upon accessing the URL, you will be prompted to set up the administrator account.

Once you have set up the administrator account, you can start creating and managing your Git repositories!

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