HowTo Install Redmine 212 in Ubuntu 1210 and Apache Passenger¶
Inspired in "HowTo Install Redmine 210 on Debian Squeeze with Apache Passenger", from this same wiki, so meta-kudos, to the original authors.
- We will be using redmine.example.com; so every time you see this below, replace it by your own domain
- For this to work maybe you shold edit /etc/hosts file adding a line "127.0.0.1 redmine.example.com"
- If you are behind a proxy, you could do export http_proxy="http://proxy.domain.tld:port" and the installation should work ok.
We will first need to install basic packages:
apt-get install ruby rubygems libruby libapache2-mod-passenger ruby-dev
Download the latest version of Redmine (2.1.2 in our case) and untar it, then move it to /usr/local/share
cd /usr/local/share/ wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/76495/redmine-2.1.2.tar.gz tar -xzvf redmine-2.1.2.tar.gz ln -s /usr/local/share/redmine-2.1.2 /usr/local/share/redmine chown -R root:root /usr/local/share/redmine-2.1.2
Install development libraries for MySQL and Imagick:
apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev libmagickcore-dev libmagickwand-dev (install shitload of packages)
Running the Gem stuff¶
Install Bundler (removing useless module, which would otherwise create dependencies):
gem install bundler cd /usr/local/share/redmine/ bundle install --without development test postgresql sqlite
Creating the database¶
On a new installation you need to create the database and a user for redmine.
Open a mysql command prompt:
mysql -u root -p
At the mysql prompt enter the mysql commands:
create user 'redmine' identified by 'redmine'; set password for 'redmine'@'localhost' = password('my_password'); grant all on redmine.* to 'redmine'@'localhost'; create database redmine; quit;
Copy /usr/local/share/redmine/config/database.yml.example to /usr/local/share/redmine/config/database.yml and edit this file in order to configure your database settings for "production" environment.
Example for a MySQL database using ruby1.8 or jruby:
production: adapter: mysql2 (note: For Rails < 3.1 use mysql instead of mysql2) database: redmine host: localhost username: redmine password: my_password
Generate a session store secret:
Generate the database structure:
RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate
Generate default configuration data:
RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data
(using “es” for Spanish language in terminal prompt)
If you want to encrypt your redmine database do as follows:
- Copy the default config file
- Edit configuration.yml and create a cipher key there for the environment you've used so thus far - production. Be sure to read the comment in this file. They are very detailed and there for you.
rake db:encrypt RAILS_ENV=production
Setup Apache’s VirtualHost config
# 8080 in this case is because we use a reverse proxy before Apache. Otherwise simply use "*:80" <VirtualHost *:8080> ServerName redmine.example.com DocumentRoot /usr/local/share/redmine/public <Directory /usr/local/share/redmine/public> AllowOverride all Options -MultiViews </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Once you enable this virtual host (a2ensite redmine.example.com) and reload Apache (apache2ctl graceful), you should see your site running on http://redmine.example.com.
The default login/password is admin/admin (don't forget to change this).
Sources of inspiration¶
We used the following resources as a starting point. Thanks to their respective authors.
- http://madpropellerhead.com/random/20100820-installing-redmine-on-debian-with-apache (outdated, for Lenny)