Redmine installation from Ubuntu packages


Make sure your system is up-to-date and then install mysql.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

Installing Redmine

sudo apt-get install redmine-mysql redmine

You might get a number of dependencies to install - just press ENTER or type "Yes". Also you will be asked whether you want to configure Redmine automatically; choose "Yes".

Choose mySQL if you are promped for database. Later you will be also asked to provide root mysql password (that you set when installing mySQL) as well as Redmine database name, username and password.

It is a good idea to write down these credentials in a safe place. After providing them, the installation continues. You will find Redmine installed in /usr/share/redmine folder. If you want to check its version, just type

more /usr/share/redmine/lib/redmine/version.rb

Accessing Redmine

In order to access Redmine via http, first of all test the installation:

cd /usr/share/redmine
sudo ruby script/rails server webrick –e production

You might be interested however in more advanced and reliable solutions - like Apache or Nginx to run Redmine.

If you want to install newer version of Redmine, or update an existing version, please do the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/redmine
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Please note that this repository is not always updated, if you want to install the most recent version, please install Redmine from source.

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