How to Install Redmine on CentOS 7


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Installing Redmine on CentOS 7

Redmine is a free and open-source project management tool that allows teams to manage multiple projects, track issues, and collaborate on tasks. It is written in Ruby on Rails and provides a web-based interface for easy project management.

To install Redmine on CentOS 7, follow these steps:

  1. Update your system:
    sudo yum update

  2. Install the required dependencies:
    sudo yum install epel-release
    sudo yum install mysql-devel ImageMagick ImageMagick-devel gcc gpg openssl-devel libxml2-devel libxslt-devel readline-devel zlib-devel libcurl-devel

  3. Install Ruby and Rubygems:
    sudo yum install ruby ruby-devel rubygems

  4. Install the bundler gem:
    sudo gem install bundler

  5. Download and extract the latest stable release of Redmine:
    sudo mkdir /opt/redmine
    sudo curl -L -o redmine.tar.gz https://www.redmine.org/releases/redmine-x.x.x.tar.gz
    sudo tar xzf redmine.tar.gz -C /opt/redmine --strip-components=1
    sudo rm redmine.tar.gz

  6. Configure the database settings:
    cd /opt/redmine/config
    sudo cp database.yml.example database.yml
    sudo nano database.yml

    Replace the following lines:

    production:   adapter: sqlite3   database: /path/to/redmine/production.sqlite3

    With the following lines:

    production:   adapter: mysql2   database: redmine   host: localhost   username: redmine   password: mypassword

    Save and exit the file.

  7. Install the required Ruby gems:
    cd /opt/redmine
    sudo bundle install --without development test

  8. Generate a secret token:
    sudo bundle exec rake generate_secret_token

  9. Run the database migration:
    sudo RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake db:migrate

  10. Load default configurations:
    sudo RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake redmine:load_default_data

  11. Create a systemd service file for Redmine:
    sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/redmine.service

    Add the following content:

    [Unit] Description=Redmine After=network.target  [Service] Type=simple User=root WorkingDirectory=/opt/redmine ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/bundle exec rails server -b -e production Restart=always  [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target

    Save and exit the file.

  12. Start and enable the Redmine service:
    sudo systemctl start redmine
    sudo systemctl enable redmine

  13. Access Redmine in your web browser using the following URL:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Redmine on your CentOS 7 server.

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