How to Install Gitea on Fedora 29

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Gitea is an alternative open source, self-hosted version control system powered by Git. Gitea is written in Golang and is a lightweight solution to be hosted on any platform.


  • New Vultr Fedora 29 instance.
  • Root user or non-root user with sudo privileges.
  • Git
  • MariaDB

Install Git

First, update your system.

sudo dnf update

Install Git.

sudo dnf -y install git

Install MariaDB Database Server

Gitea supports the following databases servers.

  • MariaDB/MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • TiDB

For this tutorial we will be using the MariaDB server.

sudo dnf -y install mariadb-server

Once complete, make sure MariaDB is enabled and running.

systemctl enable mariadb.servicesystemctl start mariadb.service

After that, run the command below to secure the MariaDB server by creating a root password and disallowing remote root access.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

When prompted, answer the questions below by following the guide.

Enter current password for root (enter for none): Just press the EnterSet root password? [Y/n]: YNew password: Enter passwordRe-enter new password: Repeat passwordRemove anonymous users? [Y/n]: YDisallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: YRemove test database and access to it? [Y/n]:  YReload privilege tables now? [Y/n]:  Y

Restart MariaDB.

sudo systemctl restart mariadb.service

Login to the MariaDB console.

sudo mysql -u root -p

Then type the password you created above to login. You will see the MariaDB welcome message.

Create a database called gitea.


Create a database user called giteauser with a new password.

CREATE USER 'giteauser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';

Make sure you replace new_password_here with a strong and complex password.

Then grant the user full access to the database.

GRANT ALL ON gitea.* TO 'giteauser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Finally, save your changes and exit.


Prepare the Gitea Environment

Create a user to run Gitea.

sudo adduser --system --shell /bin/bash --comment 'Git Version Control' --user-group --home-dir /home/git -m git

Create the required directory structure.

sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/gitea/{custom,data,indexers,public,log}sudo chown git:git /var/lib/gitea/{data,indexers,log}sudo chmod 750 /var/lib/gitea/{data,indexers,log}sudo mkdir /etc/giteasudo chown root:git /etc/giteasudo chmod 770 /etc/gitea

Install Gitea

The Gitea binary can be downloaded by the running the following commands. You should replace the link below with a link for the latest version from this download page.

sudo wget -O gitea sudo chmod +x gitea

Copy the binary to a global location.

sudo cp gitea /usr/local/bin/gitea

Create a service file to start Gitea automatically

Create a linux service file.

sudo touch /etc/systemd/system/gitea.service

Using a text editor of your choice, open this newly create file and populate it with the following.

[Unit]Description=Gitea (Git with a cup of tea)After=network.targetAfter=mariadb.service[Service]# Modify these two values and uncomment them if you have# repos with lots of files and get an HTTP error 500 because# of that####LimitMEMLOCK=infinity#LimitNOFILE=65535RestartSec=2sType=simpleUser=gitGroup=gitWorkingDirectory=/var/lib/gitea/ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/gitea web -c /etc/gitea/app.iniRestart=alwaysEnvironment=USER=git HOME=/home/git GITEA_WORK_DIR=/var/lib/gitea# If you want to bind Gitea to a port below 1024 uncomment# the two values below####CapabilityBoundingSet=CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE#AmbientCapabilities=CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE[Install]

Enable and start Gitea at boot.

sudo systemctl daemon-reloadsudo systemctl enable giteasudo systemctl start gitea

Ensure Gitea is running.

sudo systemctl status gitea

Enable traffic to Gitea’s default port in firewalld:

sudo firewall-cmd --add-port 3000/tcp --permanentsudo firewall-cmd --reload 

Finally, open a web browser and point it to:


Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Gitea setup.

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