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Steven Verbeek, 2011-11-11 23:41

HowTo install Redmine on CentOS 5


  • Apache is up and running
  • Apache has previously been used and works quite well
  • MySQL is up and running
  • MySQL has previously been used and works quite well
  • Your are logged as root
  • The next steps are done successively without errors

Steps to take

Install gem and passenger dependencies

yum -y install zlib-devel curl-devel openssl-devel httpd-devel apr-devel apr-util-devel mysql-devel

Get Ruby

cd ~/Downloads  # YOUR FOLDER OF CHOICE
cd /pub/ruby
get ruby-1.8.7.pXXX.tar.gz
tar zxvf ruby-1.8.7.pXXX.tar.gz ruby-1.8.7.pXXX
cd ruby-1.8.7.pXXX
make install
ruby -v
which ruby
cd ..

Get Gems 1.4 (does not work with Gems 1.5)

tar zxvf rubygems-1.x.tgz rubygems-1.x
cd rubygems-1.x
ruby setup.rb
gem -v
which gem
cd ..

Install Passenger

gem install passenger

Restart Apache

service httpd restart

Download Redmine

tar zxvf redmine-1.2.2.tar.gz

Copy the folder to its HTTP document root folder

cp -av redmine-1.2.2/* /var/www/redmine

Configure Apache to host the documents

more information can be found here: HowTo configure Apache to run Redmine

Install Bundler

gem install bundler

Add the Bundler Boot and preinitializer code

For more info go to the Bundler site.

Create the Gemfile and register these gems in it

 cd /var/www/redmine/
touch Gemfile
vi gemfile
  • source ""
  • gem "rake", "0.8.3"
  • gem "rack", "1.1.0"
  • gem "i18n", "0.4.2"
  • gem "rubytree", "0.5.2", :require => "tree"
  • gem "RedCloth", "~>4.2.3", :require => "redcloth" # for CodeRay
  • gem "mysql"
  • gem "coderay", "~>0.9.7"
bundle install

Create the Redmine MySQL database

For MySQL:
start the mysql client and enter the following commands

create database redmine character set utf8;
create user 'redmine'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';
grant all privileges on redmine.* to 'redmine'@'localhost'; 

For versions of MySQL prior to 5.0.2 - skip the 'create user' step and instead:

 grant all privileges on redmine.* to 'redmine'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';

Configure database.yml (rename database.yml.example)

Set the production environment (optional)

Uncomment the following line in file redmine/config/environment.rb:

ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'production'

Generate the session store

RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake generate_session_store

Migrate the database models

RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake db:migrate

Load default data (optional)

RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake redmine:load_default_data

Follow instructions.

Rename dispatch CGI files

mv dispatch.cgi.example dispatch.cgi
mv dispatch.fcgi.example dispatch.fcgi
mv dispatch.rb.example dispatch.rb

Edit .htaccess file for CGI dispatch configuration

mv htaccess.fcgi.example .htaccess

Chown and Chmod files for read/write access for the Apache user

cd ..
chown -R apache:apache redmine-1.x
chmod -R 755 redmine-1.x

Redmine should be fully installed now and fully usable


Updated by Steven Verbeek about 12 years ago · 16 revisions