How to Install Bugzilla on Ubuntu 20.04?


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Installing Bugzilla on Ubuntu 20.04

Brief Information about Bugzilla

Bugzilla is an open-source web-based application used for bug tracking and issue management. It allows software developers and testers to track and manage bugs throughout the development process. Bugzilla provides a comprehensive set of features, including bug reporting, tracking, search, workflow management, and reporting. It supports various platforms and databases, making it versatile and customizable to fit different project needs.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Update your Ubuntu system to ensure you have the latest packages: sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade.
  2. Install the required dependencies by running the following command: sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server.
  3. During the installation process, you will be prompted to set a password for the MySQL root user. Choose a strong password and remember it.
  4. Install the Perl modules required by Bugzilla: sudo apt install libappconfig-perl libdate-calc-perl libtemplate-perl \ libmime-perl build-essential libdatetime-timezone-perl libdatetime-perl \ libemail-sender-perl libemail-mime-perl libemail-mime-modifier-perl \ libdbi-perl libdbd-mysql-perl libcgi-pm-perl libmath-random-isaac-perl \ libmath-random-isaac-xs-perl apache2-dev libchart-perl libxml-perl \ libxml-twig-perl perlmagick libgd-graph-perl libtemplate-plugin-gd-perl \ libsoap-lite-perl libhtml-scrubber-perl libjson-rpc-perl \ libdaemon-generic-perl libtheschwartz-perl libtest-taint-perl -y.
  5. Download the latest Bugzilla release from the official website using the following command: wget https://download.bugzilla.org/bugzilla-X.X.X.tar.gz.
  6. Extract the downloaded archive: tar xzf bugzilla-X.X.X.tar.gz.
  7. Move the extracted Bugzilla directory to the Apache web server directory: sudo mv bugzilla-X.X.X /var/www/html/bugzilla.
  8. Create a new MySQL database and user for Bugzilla: mysql -u root -p to access the MySQL shell, then run the following commands with appropriate values:
    • CREATE DATABASE bugzilla;
    • CREATE USER 'bugzilla'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_password';
    • GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON bugzilla.* TO 'bugzilla'@'localhost';
  9. Navigate to the Bugzilla installation directory: cd /var/www/html/bugzilla.
  10. Run the Bugzilla installation script and follow the prompts: sudo ./checksetup.pl.
  11. Once the installation completes successfully, restart the Apache web server: sudo systemctl restart apache2.
  12. Access Bugzilla through your web browser by visiting http:///bugzilla. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure and set up your Bugzilla instance.

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