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h1. HowTo install Redmine on CentOS 5 or 6


h2. Assumptions

* 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

h1. Install pre-dependencies

<pre>yum -y install zlib-devel curl-devel openssl-devel httpd-devel apr-devel apr-util-devel mysql-devel</pre>

h2. Ruby

Things after *#* are comments, and it is no use to type this stuff in ;)
<pre>cd ~/Downloads # YOUR FOLDER OF CHOICE

h3. FTP session

<pre>ftp> Anonymous # USERLOGIN
ftp> 'none', just hit Enter # NO PASSWORD
ftp> cd /pub/ruby
ftp> get ruby-1.8.7.pXXX.tar.gz # XXX is currently 358, as of 03/2012
ftp> bye</pre>

h3. Untar

<pre>tar zxvf ruby-1.8.7.pXXX.tar.gz</pre>

h3. Install

<pre>cd ruby-1.8.7.pXXX
make install</pre>

h3. Check installation

If this does not work, it is probably because there is no ruby at /usr/bin to be found.
If it works, skip directly to "Get Gems 1.4.2".
<pre>ruby -v</pre>

h3. Fix dependencies with a symlink

(Only in case _ruby -v_ is *NOT* working)
<pre>which ruby # TO CHECK WHERE IT SHOULD BE
whereis ruby # TO CHECK WHERE IT IS INSTALLED</pre>
_which_ returns like /usr/bin/ along with other directories (where ruby is expected to be), and _whereis_ returns like /usr/local/bin/ruby (thats where ruby actually lies).

Create the Link:
<pre>ln -s /usr/local/bin/ruby /usr/bin/ruby</pre>
Check again if it is working:
cd ..</pre>

h2. RubyGems 1.4.2

*Does not work with Gems 1.5!*

h3. Download


h3. Untar

<pre>tar zxvf rubygems-1.4.2.tgz</pre>

h3. Setup

<pre>cd rubygems-1.4.2
ruby setup.rb</pre>

h3. Check installation

<pre>gem -v</pre>

h3. In case this does not work...

... the solution is again creating a symlink, analogical like described in the ruby section above.

h2. Passenger

h3. Regular install method

Requires gcc.

<pre>gem install passenger

If the second line does not work, do *whereis passenger* to find out where it is installed.
So you can execute it like */usr/local/bin/passenger-install-apache2-module* ...

The install process is interactive and you wil be told what to do. READ!

h3. Alternative install method

Install mod_passenger RPM for Apache from the following location:


_RHEL/CentOS 5_
<pre>rpm -Uvh
yum install mod_passenger</pre>

_RHEL/CentOS 6_
<pre>rpm --import
yum install
yum install mod_passenger</pre>

h2. Restart Apache

<pre>service httpd restart</pre>

h1. Install Redmine

h3. Download

Download page:


h3. Untar

<pre>tar zxvf redmine-1.3.2.tar.gz</pre>

h3. Copy the folder to its HTTP document root folder

<pre>mkdir /var/www/redmine
cp -av redmine-1.3.0/* /var/www/redmine</pre>

h3. Configure Apache to host the documents

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

h1. Link MySQL DB to Redmine

h2. Create the Redmine MySQL database

<pre>yum install mysql-server
chkconfig mysqld on
service mysqld start

h3. Latest MySQL Version

> start the mysql client (@mysql -u root -p@) and enter the following commands:
> > <pre>create database redmine character set utf8;
create user 'redmine'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';
grant all privileges on redmine.* to 'redmine'@'localhost'; </pre>

h3. For versions of MySQL prior to 5.0.2

> Skip the 'create user' step and instead:
> > <pre> grant all privileges on redmine.* to 'redmine'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';</pre>

Now MySQL user and rights should be set.

h2. Configure /var/www/redmine/config/database.yml

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

todo: describe what to change there...

h1. Rails Settings

h2. Dependency management with bundler

For more info go to the "bundler site":

h3. Install

<pre>gem install bundler</pre>

h3. Add the Bundler Boot and preinitializer code

Create the gemfile:

<pre>nano &lt;pre&gt;vi /var/www/redmine/Gemfile</pre>
(You can of course use vi/vim as your editor of choice, if you know what you are doing. ;) )

Register these gems in it

<pre># file: /var/www/redmine/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"</pre>
Save and exit the editor.

Install the provided dependencies:

<pre>bundle install</pre>

h2. OPTIONAL: Set the production environment

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

<pre>ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'production'</pre>

h2. Generate the session store

<pre>RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake generate_session_store</pre>

h2. Migrate the database models

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

h2. Load default data (optional)

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

Follow instructions.

h2. Rename dispatch CGI files in /var/www/redmine/public/

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

h1. Apache Settings

h2. Edit .htaccess file for CGI dispatch configuration

mv htaccess.fcgi.example .htaccess

h2. Fix rights for the apache user

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

This should be everything.
Redmine is now installed and usable.*