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HowTo install Redmine on CentOS 5


  • 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

Steps to take

Get Ruby

cd ~/Downloads  # YOUR FOLDER OF CHOICE
cd /pub/ruby
get ruby-1.8.7.pXXX.tar.gz
tar zxvf ruby-1.8.7.pXXX.tar.gz ruby-1.8.7.pXXX
cd ruby-1.8.7.pXXX
make install
ruby -v
which ruby
cd ..

Get Gems

tar zxvf rubygems-1.x.tgz rubygems-1.x
cd rubygems-1.x
ruby setup.rb
gem -v
which gem
cd ..

Install Passenger

gem install passenger

Restart Apache

Download Redmine

tar zxvf redmine-1.x.tar.gz redmine-1.x

Copy the folder to its HTTP document root folder

cp redmine-1.x /var/www/redmine-1.x

Configure Apache to host the documents

Install Bundler

gem install Bundler

Add the Bundler Boot and preinitializer code

For more info go to the Bundler site.

Create the Gemfile and register these gems in it

  • "rake", "0.8.3"
  • "rack", "1.0.1"
  • "i18n", "0.3.7"
  • "rubytree", "0.5.2", :require => "tree"
  • "RedCloth", "~>4.2.3", :require => "redcloth" # for CodeRay
  • "mysql"
bundle install

Create the Redmine MySQL database

Configure database.yml (rename database.yml.example)

Set the production environment (optional)

Uncomment the following line:

ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'production'

Generate the session store

RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake generate_session_store

Migrate the database models

RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake db:migrate

Load default data (optional)

RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake redmine:load_default_data

Follow instructions.

Rename dispatch CGI files

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

Edit .htaccess file for CGI dispatch configuration

Chown and Chmod files for read/write access for the Apache user

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

Redmine should be fully installed now and fully usable