How to install Redmine in an Ubuntu Server
In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Redmine in an Ubuntu Server.
If you’re searching for a web-based project management and issue tracking tool, Redmine is one of the best alternatives.
Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using the Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.
Before installing Redmine, you have to install some prerequisites, which are Apache, mod-passenger, and MySQL.
Below we will explain how to install these prerequisites in an ubuntu cloud server.
How to install Apache in an Ubuntu server
You can do it with one command only:
sudo apt-get install apache2
How to install mod-passenger
Mod-passenger is also simple to install just follow the prompts.
sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-passenger
How to install MySQL
MySQL takes more time to install.
sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
The installation process will prompt you to set a new password for your MySQL, you can leave it blank if you don’t want a new password.
Afterwards, confirm the password or leave it blank.
How to Install and configure the Ubuntu Redmine package
If you followed the steps correctly, you will have successfully installed prerequisites.
Now it’s time to install Redmine package.
Run this command to install:
sudo apt-get install redmine redmine-mysql
If you want to allow dbconfig-common to configure the database select Yes.
After this, the Redmine will prompt you to enter the password for the database administrator account with which this package should create its MySQL database and user. You will need to enter the password that you set when you installed MySQL.
Now select MySQL from the list of database choices
If you want to protect your Redmine database, choose a password for it as well.
Confirm the password and the Redmine is installed.
Also, ensure that Bundler is installed
sudo gem install bundler
Configuring Apache for Redmine
Modify this file to configure Apache /etc/apache2/mods-available/passenger.conf and add the commands below
Create a symlink
sudo ln -s /usr/share/redmine/public /var/www/html/redmine
Modify also /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf and add these:
Create and set ownership for Gemfile.lock and restart the Apache service:
sudo touch /usr/share/redmine/Gemfile.lock
sudo chown www-data:www-data /usr/share/redmine/Gemfile.lock
sudo service apache2 restart
Access Redmine by going to this URL on your brower http://127.0.0.1/redmine.
The default login is:
You have successfully installed Redmine in an Ubuntu server.
Enjoy it! 🙂