How To Install Redmine on CentOS 7

Aug 13, 2014

The following describes the process to get the Redmine project management application running on CentOS (RHEL) 7 with a MariaDB database.

Install dependencies:

yum install @development mariadb-server mariadb-devel ruby ruby-devel ImageMagick ImageMagick-devel rubygem-rake rubygem-bundler

Enable and start MariaDB:

systemctl enable mariadb
systemctl start mariadb

Configure database:

> CREATE USER 'redmine'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'my_password';
> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON redmine.* TO 'redmine'@'localhost';
> exit

Create a user to run Redmine under:

adduser redmine

Download and extract redmine:

curl -O
tar xvf redmine-2.5.2.tar.gz
mv redmine-2.5.2/ /home/redmine/
mv /home/redmine/redmine-2.5.2 /home/redmine/redmine
chown -R redmine:redmine /home/redmine/redmine

Setup redmine:

su redmine
cd ~/redmine

cp config/database.yml.example config/database.yml
vi config/database.yml # set user & password for production

bundle install --without development test
rake generate_secret_token
RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate
# load default data (optional):
RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data

mkdir -p tmp tmp/pdf public/plugin_assets
chown -R redmine:redmine files log tmp public/plugin_assets
chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets

To start Redmine with Ruby's own web server, run:

ruby script/rails server webrick -e production

You can also add -p PORTNUMBER to set a port other than the default (3000). If you want to access Redmine over the network, you have to add a firewall rule:

firewall-cmd --add-port=3000/tcp --permanent
firewall-cmd --reload
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