HowTo Install Redmine on Debian 9 » History » Version 2

Bruce Schaller, 2017-09-09 06:03

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h1. How to Install Redmine on Debian 9 (Stretch)
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I was having some trouble installing redmine because I am not an experienced Debian administrator!  I used the talking points in several other guides and some googling to get these instructions together.  
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1. Install the pre-requisites for redmine and all its packages.
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> apt install gcc build-essential zlib1g zlib1g-dev zlibc ruby-zip libssl-dev libyaml-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev ruby gem libapache2-mod-passenger apache2 apache2-dev libapr1-dev libxslt1-dev checkinstall libxml2-dev ruby-dev vim libmagickwand-dev imagemagick sudo rails
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2.  Install your database of choice.
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> apt install postgresql
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3. If installing postgres, install dev.  Use the version number installed in the previous step.
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> apt install postgresql-server-dev-* (See version in step 2 during install)
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4. Choose a directory where to install redmine.  I used /opt.  You can use wherever you like, but you will need to update the following steps as necessary based on your desired install location.
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Install redmine in /opt
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> cd /opt
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> mkdir redmine
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> cd redmine
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Get redmine  - use the download page and review the functionality that you need to determine the right version for you.  I wanted DMSF, which is not yet compatible with the latest version.  If in doubt, check it out!
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> wget http://www.redmine.org/releases/redmine-3.3.4.tar.gz
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Unpack
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> tar xzf ./redmine-3.3.4.tar.gz
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5. Login as the default postgres user and create a new role and database. Use your own password )).
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> sudo -u postgres psql postgres
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> CREATE ROLE redmine LOGIN ENCRYPTED PASSWORD 'your_password' NOINHERIT VALID UNTIL 'infinity';
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> CREATE DATABASE redmine WITH ENCODING='UTF8' OWNER=redmine;
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then press CTRL-D to escape the shell.
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edit /etc/postgresql/9.6/main/pg_hba.conf and set postgres to trust : 
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> "local all postgres trust “
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> sudo service postgresql reload 
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6. Create the /opt/redmine/redmine-3.3.4/config/database.yml file with the following contents…
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> production:
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> >   adapter: postgresql
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> >   database: redmine
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> >   host: localhost
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> >   username: redmine
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> >   password: your_password
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Note that the spacing is important in this file!  under the “Production” line, each other line must be indented by two spaces, not tabs.  Replace your_password with the password specified above.  Seriously, don’t use your_password…. Remeber to save!
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7. Next, set up the database schema and load the initial database.
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> bundle exec rake generate_secret_token
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> RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake db:migrate
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> RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake redmine:load_default_data
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8.Do a quick test to verify that redmine is working using webrick.
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> bundle exec ruby /usr/bin/rails server -b your_ip webrick -e production
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And try to connect via browser to your ip:3000. Webrick is not for production systems.  It is a good way to check things before getting started with Apache, though.
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9. Next, let’s set up Apache.
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> cd /opt/
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> sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /opt/redmine
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> cd /opt/redmine/redmine-3.3.4
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> sudo chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets
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> sudo chown www-data:www-data Gemfile.lock
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9.1 Create a symbolic link which points from the working directory of apache to the redmine public folder…
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> sudo ln -s /opt/redmine/redmine-3.3.4/public/ /var/www/html/redmine
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9.2 Need to create a new vhost configuration…
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> sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/master.conf
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and paste in….
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> <VirtualHost *:80>
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> ServerAdmin admin@example.com
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> Servername hostname
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> DocumentRoot /var/www/html/
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> <Location /redmine>
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> RailsEnv production
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> RackBaseURI /redmine
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> Options -MultiViews
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> </Location>
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> </VirtualHost>
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Then, run….
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> sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf
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> sudo a2ensite master.conf
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9.3 add this line to /etc/apache2/mods-available/passenger.conf…. in the body of the document- not just the 1st line.
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> PassengerUser www-data
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run…
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> sudo service apache2 restart
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10. Open your browser and navigate to: http://your-ip-address/redmine
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And hopefully, you're up and running.