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Daniel Miller, 2014-05-29 13:10
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Installing Redmine on OS X 10.9 Mavericks Server and Client

This is a quick summary of the necessary steps for a simple install of Redmine on Apple OS X Mavericks Server 10.9. This summary can also be applied on Mavericks Client. This is slightly different from the install for Snow Leopard Server. This is meant only as a supplement, not a replacement, to the official install guide found here. This summary contains instructions for MySQL only, for PostgreSQL please see related part of the official install guide.

Install Prerequisites

Xcode 5 and MySQL Server

Get Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store or register for a free account and download from: (It seems that strictly speaking the full Xcode installation is not needed to install the command-line tools but download and install ful Xcode anyway to be on the safe side.)
Next, install the command line-tools via Terminal:

xcode-select --install

Then install MySQL Community Server - get it from (get the Mac OS X 10.7 64-bit DMG archive).
It will install a nifty little preference pane to start and stop the MySQL server.

To make database administration easier you should include the database binaries in your path:

export PATH=/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH
(To make your life easier in the long run you may want to include this command in your ~/.bash_profile file.)

Because the installer doesn't set a root password during the installation, you've got to set it with mysqladmin:

mysqladmin -u root password "newpwd"

Next, login to mysql.
mysql -u root -p

Create the database, the database user and set privileges:
CREATE DATABASE redmine CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;
CREATE USER 'redmine'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'my_password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON redmine.* TO 'redmine'@'localhost';

The Redmine installer expects the MySQL client library in a different place, so you need to create a symbolic link to the original location:

sudo ln -s /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib  /usr/lib/libmysqlclient.18.dylib

Redmine Prerequisites

Redmine is built on Ruby which comes with Xcode, but some gems are missing:

sudo gem install rails bundler passenger

Next, use passenger to build the apache2-passenger module:
sudo passenger-install-apache2-module

This will in the end output few lines of configuration code that you'll have to add to your Apache configuration. Here follows an example, be aware that exact content may change with newer versions of related software:
LoadModule passenger_module /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0/gems/passenger-4.0.37/buildout/apache2/
<IfModule mod_passenger.c>
    PassengerRoot /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0/gems/passenger-4.0.37
    PassengerDefaultRuby /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/usr/bin/ruby

In OS X Mavericks it's necessary to put this code in one of two files. Either in the default standard https.conf-file or in a separate file that is automatically included.
Alternative A - main config file:


Alternative B - separate include file (create as needed):


Finally, OS X Mavericks has a problem to install the rmagick gem which is optional for a successful installation of Redmine, but if you want to display images and charts it's necessary.
Get the following packages:
ImageMagick - (Note there are two versions, one with free type which requires XQuartz to be installed - the basic version is sufficient.)
Pgkconfig -
rmagick - (sometimes the download during installation fails, it's easier to have it stored locally)

Install ImageMagick and Pkgconfig, both should be installed in the /opt directory by default.
Because neither ImageMagick or Pkgconfig seems to add the path to the executable during the installation, you have to export the path variable:

export PATH=/opt/ImageMagick/bin:/opt/pkgconfig/bin:$PATH

The following command should install the rmagick gem without errors (if it fails please check the paths to MagickCore.pc and MagickWand.h):

sudo C_INCLUDE_PATH=/opt/ImageMagick/include/ImageMagick-6/ PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/ImageMagick/lib/pkgconfig/ gem install --local ~/Downloads/rmagick-2.13.2.gem

(Assuming rmagick has been downloaded to your Downloads directory)

Install Redmine

Get the latest stable build of Redmine and move the redmine directory to your web server root folder. The web server root folder is different on Server and client:



Configure Redmine

In the Terminal, change current directory to the new redmine foder in your web root and excute the following commands to setup the folder structure:

sudo mkdir public/plugin_assets
sudo chown -R _www:_www tmp public/plugin_assets log files
sudo chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets
sudo cp config/database.yml.example config/database.yml

Edit database.yml, e.g., for MySql:
  adapter: mysql2
  database: redmine
  host: localhost
  username: redmine
  password: put_redmine's_password_here

E.g., for PostgreSQL (as detailed at, an additional package needs to be installed in a nondefault way to forestall the install failures that will occur for PostgreSQL during “bundle install” far below:
sudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" gem install pg -v '0.17.1'

then for PostgreSQL, edit database.yml:
  adapter: postgresql
  database: redmine
  host: localhost
  username: redmine
  password: put_redmine's_password_here
  encoding: utf8

Run Bundler

sudo bundle install --without development test

Assuming the installation finished without errors you can generate the secret token:
sudo rake generate_secret_token

Next steps:
sudo RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate

sudo RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data

If you want to do a quick test and take Redmine for a ride your can now do so:

sudo ruby script/rails server webrick -e production

This will make your redmine available att http://localhost:3000

Last but not least you need to point Apache to the public folder inside the red mine directory to serve Redmine as a website.
Please make sure you tick Allow overrides using .htaccess file in the advanced settings of your website configuration.

For further information please see
HowTo Install Redmine on Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard
HowTo Install Redmine on Mac OS X Lion Server
in case some details are missing here.
Here is some step by step advice how to do quick install and upgrade on 10.8 and 10.9 Mac OS X Server with bitnami package

Updated by Daniel Miller almost 9 years ago · 25 revisions