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Install redmine with postgreSQL in ubuntu 10.10

November 17, 2010 1 comment

I’m looking for a issue tracking system and finally I’ve dicided redmine to give a try. I’ve been testing a little bit (a couple of days) with Jira, Trac and Mantis. I’ve finally decided Redmine because:

– Jira is a good option, a lot of people recommends it, but it’s propietary (altought it’s free for open source projects), but the standalone version lacks a lot of addons that are only available on the hosted (payment) version. In my case I can go on with the standalone version,  but I decided to give a try an open source product.

– Trac seems to be a good choice, but I’ve read some posts saying that it’s developement is slooower.

– Mantis, another interesting choice, but I found the navigation very confusing.

– Redmine: my actual decission. It’s an evolution of Trac, with a good and integrated admin module. I’ll post about my impressions when I’ve been tested it more.

To install it,first you have to install mySQL or postgreSQL. I’ve decided to install postgreSQL 9 (the latest version). You need the PPA in order to install it on Ubuntu 10.10:

$ sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.0 pgadmin3

Then, to install redmine I’ve followed this link:

But when I configure apache I can only see the directory listing of /redmine. Thus, I installed these packages (I don’t think I need all of them, but this worked for me):

sudo apt-get install ruby rubygems subversion ruby-pkg-tools ruby1.8-dev build-essential

sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-passenger

Then I tried to configure redmine using passenger and voilà, I can access redmine!