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Yovav Cohen Tene, 2013-07-13 21:25

HowTo Install Redmine 231 On Ubuntu 1204 clean installation with git and Redmine Git Hosting plugin

Installing LAMP

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y
apt-get install tasksel

choose LAMP server and choose a password for MySQL root account

Installing Packages

apt-get install ruby rubygems libruby libapache2-mod-passenger ruby-dev libmysqlclient-dev libmagickcore-dev libmagickwand-dev git git-core -y

Reboot your machine!!!

Installing Redmine

cd /tmp
tar -xzvf redmine-2.3.1.tar.gz
mv redmine-2.3.1 /usr/local/share/redmine-2.3.1
ln -s /usr/local/share/redmine-2.3.1 /usr/local/share/redmine
chown -R root:root /usr/local/share/redmine-2.3.1
gem install bundler
cd /usr/local/share/redmine/
bundle install --without development test postgresql sqlite

h2 .Setting up Redmine user and database in MySQL

mysql -u root -p

CREATE USER 'redmine'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'my_password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON redmine.* TO 'redmine'@'localhost';


File premissions

useradd redmine
mkdir -p tmp tmp/pdf public/plugin_assets
sudo chown -R redmine:redmine files log tmp public/plugin_assets
sudo chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets

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:
  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:

rake generate_secret_token

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)

Database encryption

If you want to encrypt your redmine database do as follows:

  1. Copy the default config file /usr/local/share/redmine/config/configuration.yml.example to /usr/local/share/redmine/config/configuration.yml
  2. 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.
  3. Run:
    rake db:encrypt RAILS_ENV=production


Setup Apache’s VirtualHost config

vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/
# 8080 in this case is because we use a reverse proxy before Apache. Otherwise simply use "*:80" 

<VirtualHost *:8080>
 DocumentRoot /usr/local/share/redmine/public
 <Directory /usr/local/share/redmine/public>
   AllowOverride all
   Options -MultiViews

Once you enable this virtual host (a2ensite and reload Apache (apache2ctl graceful), you should see your site running on

The default login/password is admin/admin (don't forget to change this).

h2. Sources of inspiration

We used the following resources as a starting point. Thanks to their respective authors.

* (outdated, for Lenny)

Updated by Yovav Cohen Tene over 9 years ago · 8 revisions