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h1. HowTo Install Redmine on Debian 8 with Apache2-Passenger

Last updated: 4. April 2015

This HowTo describes installing redmine 3.0.1 on Debain 8 (April 15, few weeks before released as
stable) with Apache and MySQL.

*Hint:*
Run all commands as normal user. If root privileges required i used sudo.

h2. 1. Install Debain Packages

<pre>
sudo aptitude install mysql-server mysql-client libmysqlclient-dev gcc build-essential zlib1g zlib1g-dev zlibc ruby-zip libssl-dev libyaml-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev ruby gem libapache2-mod-passenger apache2-mpm-prefork apache2-dev libapr1-dev libxslt1-dev checkinstall libxml2-dev ruby-dev vim libmagickwand-dev imagemagick
</pre>

h2. 2. Download and prepare Redmine

h3. 2.1 Download Redmine

<pre>
cd /opt/
sudo mkdir redmine
sudo chown -R $your_user redmine
cd redmine
wget $redmine.tar.gz
tar xzf $redmine.tar.gz
cd redmine-X.X.X
</pre>

h3. 2.2 Prepare MySQL

<pre>
mysql --user=root --password=$password
</pre>

<pre>
CREATE DATABASE redmine CHARACTER SET utf8;
CREATE USER 'redmine'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'my_password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON redmine.* TO 'redmine'@'localhost';
exit
</pre>

Redmine DB-Config:

<pre>
cp config/database.yml.example config/database.yml
</pre>

customize config/database.yml:

<pre>
production:
adapter: mysql2
database: redmine
host: localhost
username: redmine
password: my_password
</pre>

h3. 2.3 Bundler

install bundler:

<pre>
sudo gem install bundler
bundle install --without development test rmagick
</pre>

generate secret token:

<pre>
bundle exec rake generate_secret_token
</pre>

prepare DB and install all tables:

<pre>
RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake db:migrate
RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake redmine:load_default_data
</pre>

h3. 2.4 Test Redmine

replace $IP with your external IP:
<pre>
bundle exec ruby bin/rails server -b $IP webrick -e production
</pre>

Open your browser and visit http://$IP:3000



h2. 3 Apache

The apache service runs with the user www-data, so www-data needs access to some dirs:

<pre>
sudo chown -R www-data files log tmp public/plugin_assets
sudo chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets
</pre>

Link the redmine public dir to the apache root:

<pre>
sudo ln -s /opt/redmine/redmine-X.X.X/public/ /var/www/html/redmine
</pre>

The following VirtualHost config requieres control over your webserver.
Every Site under /var/www/html/ needs maybe an Location-directive.

We generate a new vhost config:
<pre>
sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/master.conf
</pre>

and for redmine you need:

<pre>
<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerAdmin admin@example.com
Servername hostname
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/

<Location /redmine>
RailsEnv production
RackBaseURI /redmine
Options -MultiViews
</Location>

</VirtualHost>
</pre>

Disable debians default-vhost:
<pre>
sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf
</pre>

and enable the new master vhost:
<pre>
sudo a2ensite master.conf
</pre>

To avoid permission error the passenger mod needs to run also as www-data.
Edit /etc/apache2/mods-available/passenger.conf and add this line:
<pre>
PassengerUser www-data
</pre>

after all restart apache:
<pre>
sudo service apache2 restart
</pre>

Open your browser and visit http://$IP/redmine
Finish.