Installation from package


The only distribution that has any “official” package of Gitea is Debian. This is currently in Debian’s contrib. This is (currently) only available in Debian testing and unstable (but should be installable/functional on stable).

  • Edit /etc/apt/sourced.list
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install gitea

For other distributions, see the deployment from binary guide.


There are no published packages for Windows. This page will change when packages are published, in the form of MSI installers or via Chocolatey. In the meantime the deployment from binary guide.


Currently, the only supported method of installation on MacOS is Homebrew. Following the deployment from binary guide may work, but is not supported. To install Gitea via brew:

brew tap go-gitea/gitea
brew install gitea


A FreeBSD port www/gitea is available. To install the pre-built binary package:

pkg install gitea

For the most up to date version, or to build the port with custom options, install it from the port:

su -
cd /usr/ports/www/gitea
make install clean

The port uses the standard FreeBSD file system layout: config files are in /usr/local/etc/gitea, bundled templates, options, plugins and themes are in /usr/local/share/gitea, and a start script is in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/gitea.

To enable Gitea to run as a service, run sysrc gitea_enable=YES and start it with service gitea start.