Redmine is a popular open-source project management and issue tracking application. It provides various features such as task management, Gantt charts, time tracking, wiki, and more. Redmine is built using Ruby on Rails framework and uses a database backend like MySQL or PostgreSQL.
Before installing Redmine, make sure you have the following prerequisites:
A fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04
Root or sudo access to the server
Ruby and RubyGems
MySQL or PostgreSQL database server
Web server (Apache or Nginx)
Step 1: Install Required Packages
Start by updating the system packages using the following command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
Install the required packages for Redmine by running the following command:
Install Ruby and RubyGems by executing the following command:
sudo apt install -y ruby-full
Once the installation is complete, you can verify the installed version of Ruby by running:
Step 3: Install Redmine
Download the latest stable release of Redmine using the following command:
sudo wget https://www.redmine.org/releases/redmine-latest.tar.gz
sudo tar zxf redmine-latest.tar.gz
Step 4: Configure the Database
Create a new database and database user for Redmine. Replace ``, ``, and `` with your desired values.
sudo mysql -u root -p
CREATE DATABASE CHARACTER SET utf8mb4;
CREATE USER ''@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY '';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON .* TO ''@'localhost';
Step 5: Setup Redmine Configuration
Edit the database configuration file by running:
sudo cp database.yml.example database.yml
sudo nano database.yml
Update the configuration file with the database connection details you created in the previous step. During the configuration, you can also set the Redmine administrator account details by modifying `username`, `password`, and `email` fields in `database.yml` file. Save and close the file when you are finished.
Step 6: Install Required Gems
Install the required gems for Redmine by running the following command:
sudo gem install bundler
sudo bundle install --without development test
Step 7: Generate Secret Key
Generate a unique secret key for Redmine by running:
sudo bundle exec rake generate_secret_token
Step 8: Setup Database
Run the following command to setup the database schema:
You can now access Redmine by visiting `http://your_domain_or_ip` in your browser. The first time you access it, you will be prompted to create the initial administrator account. Once done, you can start using Redmine for managing your projects and tracking issues.
This concludes the installation of Redmine on Ubuntu 20.04.
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