What is redmine?
Redmine is an open source, web-based project management and bug-tracking tool. It includes calendar and gantt charts to aid visual representation of projects and their deadlines. It supports multiple projects. Redmine is a FOSS solution which provides integrated project management features, issue tracking, and support for multiple version control options.
For more information: http://www.redmine.org
In this walkthrough you will see several 'variables', you'll have to substitute them to suit your needs. You can safely "export" them in your shell environment if you wish.
DBNAME: is the database name
- this walkthrough assumes you will be using MySQL
REDMINEROOT: where Redmine will be unpacked (make sure to place this OUTSIDE Apache's document root)
- this walkthrough assumes that Redmine will be installed in: ~/webapps/binaryhelix.org/redmine-0.8.6
At the time of writing, the latest release of Redmine is 0.8.6. Redmine can be retrieved from: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1850 In particular we'll be using: http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/66633/redmine-0.8.6.tar.gz
So let's get it started:
lvillani@mire:~$ mkdir -p webapps/binaryhelix.org lvillani@mire:~$ cd webapps/binaryhelix.org lvillani@mire:~/webapps/binaryhelix.org$ wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/66633/redmine-0.8.6.tar.gz lvillani@mire:~/webapps/binaryhelix.org$ tar xf redmine-0.8.6.tar.gz lvillani@mire:~/webapps/binaryhelix.org$ ls default/ redmine-0.8.6 redmine-0.8.6.tar.gz
Now we'll need to update some of the "gems" installed on HCoop servers. Please note that we'll be installing those gems inside your home directory thus wasting a little bit of space.
Start by creating the ~/.gemrc file with the following contents:
cat > .gemrc << EOF gem: --no-ri --no-rdoc gemhome: $HOME/.gem gempath: - $HOME/.gem - /var/lib/gems/1.8 EOF
Now add the following to your ~/.bashrc:
export RUBYLIB="$HOME/.gem/lib" export PATH="$HOME/.gem/bin:$PATH"
Make sure that the new settings are loaded in your current shell:
lvillani@mire:~$ . ~/.bashrc
Now update rubygems:
lvillani@mire:~$ wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/60718/rubygems-1.3.5.tgz lvillani@mire:~$ tar xf rubygems-1.3.5.tgz lvillani@mire:~$ cd rubygems-1.3.5 lvillani@mire:~/rubygems-1.3.5$ ruby setup.rb --prefix=$HOME/.gem
Let's update rake and install the required version of rails:
lvillani@mire:~$ gem1.8 install rake lvillani@mire:~$ gem1.8 install rails -v=2.1.2
Verify that you are actually using the latest rake:
lvillani@mire:~$ rake -V rake, version 0.8.7
To do some initial setup database please follow instructions at: MemberManual/Databases#MySQL (RUN mysql-fixperms or schema creation will NOT work)
When you have created the database you are ready to configure redmine. The first thing we'll need to do is to tell redmine where to find our database. To do so we create a file called config/database.yml inside $REDMINEROOT with the following contents where:
USERNAME is your UNIX username, the one appearing before the '@' in every shell prompt
DATABASE_PASSWORD is the password you set with dbtool mysql adduser (or dbtool mysql passwd, if you changed it later)
DBNAME is the database name. It is formed by your account name, an underscore and the actual database name.
production: adapter: mysql database: DBNAME host: mysql username: USERNAME password: DATABASE_PASSWORD
Now we can create the database schema by issuing the following command from $REDMINEROOT:
lvillani@mire:~/webapps/binaryhelix.org/redmine-0.8.6$ RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate
Now install some default data in the db (you can skip this but it simplifies configuration):
lvillani@mire:~/webapps/binaryhelix.org/redmine-0.8.6$ RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data
Exposing Redmine to the world
Preparing the PAG
Since the rails application will run as an unattended program, we need a way to avoid losing the Kerberos ticket given to us otherwise, after some time, redmine will answer with a 500 status code at every request (that is: it cannot read/write its files.)
To solve this you have to follow instructions at MemberManual/RunningUnattendedCommands.
Let's summarize what we need to do anyway, remember to replace my username and paths with yours.
lvillani@mire:~$ mkdir ~/.run lvillani@mire:~$ fs sa ~/.run system:anyuser rl lvillani@mire:~$ fs sa ~/.run lvillani.daemon write lvillani@mire:~$ fsr sa ~/.gem lvillani.daemon read lvillani@mire:~$ fsr sa ~/.gemrc lvillani.daemon read lvillani@mire:~$ fsr sa ~/webapps/binaryhelix.org/redmine-0.8.6 lvillani.daemon all
Creating the script
We'll also need a startup script. Start by creating a directory in your home:
lvillani@mire:~$ mkdir ~/bin
Then create a script called, let's say binaryhelix-redmine.sh with the following contents:
#!/bin/sh export RUBYLIB=$HOME/.gem/lib cd $HOME/webapps/binaryhelix.org/redmine-0.8.6 ./script/server webrick -e production
Then make it executable:
lvillani@mire:~$ chmod +x ~/bin/binaryhelix-redmine.sh
We must first launch WEBRick, which is a rails application container, to do so we use the run-in-pagsh command. We launch it through nohup, this way we can detach our shell without stopping webrick.
lvillani@mire:~$ nohup run-in-pagsh binaryhelixredmine ~/bin/binaryhelix-redmine.sh 2>&1 > /dev/null &  22151
See that  22151? It means that our process has been forked to the background with PID 22151.
That is, WEBRick will sit on port 3000. Make sure to take an unused port, you can change it with the -p switch (from inside the script we've created before).
Configuring reverse proxy with DomTool
To make sure that redmine can be viewed from people outside HCoop without specifying the listening port of WEBRick we must configure Apache to be a proxy for redmine. This can be done by using DomTool. Create a configuration file for your domain: in this case ~/.domtool/binaryhelix.org with the following content:
Make sure to match the ports or it would NOT work
dom "binaryhelix.org" where DocumentRoot = home "webapps/binaryhelix.org/default"; WWW = begin unset_options [indexes]; proxyPass "/" "http://localhost:3000/"; proxyPassReverse "/" "http://localhost:3000/"; end; with vhostDefault with proxyPass "/" "http://localhost:3000/"; proxyPassReverse "/" "http://localhost:3000/"; end; end;
Apply the configuration with:
lvillani@mire:~$ domtool ~/.domtool/binaryhelix.org
And you're done!