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Bevan Rudge, 2010-08-24 04:23
Linking to instructions for Mac OS X Regular (not server)

Installing Redmine on Mac OS X 10.6

This is a quick summary of the necessary steps for a simple install of Redmine on Apple OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6.4. It is meant only as a supplement, not a replacement, to the official install guide found here.

Step by Step

Install Prerequisites

  1. Install Xcode/OS X Developer Tools
    Install from OS X Server DVD that was shipped with your Mac, or register for a free account and download from:
  2. Install OS X MySQL Libraries ( )
    sudo tar -xvf ~/Downloads/MySQL-53.binaries.tar -C /
  3. Install Ruby Gems
    sudo gem install rails -v=2.3.5
    sudo gem install rack -v=1.0.1
    sudo gem install rake
    sudo gem install fastthread
    sudo gem install mysql
  4. Install Passenger
    sudo gem install passenger
    sudo passenger-install-apache2-module
  5. Install Passenger Pref Pane
    Download and Install:

Install Redmine

  1. Checkout Redmine
    cd /Library/WebServer/Sites/
    svn checkout redmine
  2. Configure Passenger
    Open /Library/WebServer/Sites/redmine in Finder
    Start Passenger preference pane in System Preferences
    Drag redmine folder to Passenger (you may have to 'click to make changes')
    Set "Address" and click "Production"
  3. If you are running desktop OS X (not the Server edition): See RedmineInstallOSX for more detail
  4. If you are running OS X Server: Enable MySQL
    Launch Server Admin, click + Sign, Add Service, Check MySQL box, click Save
    Choose the MySQL service, click Set Root Password, click Start to start the service
  5. Setup Database
    mysql -u root -p
        create database redmine character set utf8;
        create user 'redmine'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';
        grant all privileges on redmine.* to 'redmine'@'localhost';
  6. Configure Redmine
    cd /Library/WebServer/Sites/redmine
    mkdir tmp public/plugin_assets
    sudo chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets
    cp config/database.yml.example config/database.yml
    Edit databse.yml, ie.:
      adapter: mysql
      database: redmine
      host: localhost
      username: redmine
      password: my_password
  7. Establish Defaults
    rake generate_session_store
    RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate
    RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data