How to install Redmine on Bluehost

Saturday, November 6, 2010 18:22
Posted in category Unix/Linux, Web

How to install Redmine on BlueHost under a subdomain.  Redmine is a popular project management software based on RubyOnRails.

BlueHost is a shared hosting provider but allows you to use SSH access to your account. To enable SSH open a support ticket and send them a scan of your ID.

I will give you rough steps of how to set up everything.

LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT VIA SSH  (use putty or other software)

- assuming rails IS installed. check rails –version if not installed you need to install it

- check which local gems installed   gem list –local

- rack v.1.0.1 required  gem install rack -v=1.0.1

- mysql required gem install mysql

- edit $HOME/.bashrc  add lines:

export GEM_HOME=$HOME/ruby/gems
export GEM_PATH=$GEM_HOME:/usr/lib64/ruby/gems/1.8
export GEM_CACHE=$GEM_HOME/cache
export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/ruby/gems/bin

- edit $HOME/ruby/gems/gems/rack-1.0.0/lib/rack/handler/fastcgi.rb comment out line like this:
#alias _rack_read_without_buffer read

- Add MYSQL database to use with Redmine

- Add a subdomain. In this eample i will use subdomain.domain.tld

- follow following steps: # is my comment

mkdir -p ~/railapps/redmine/ #create redmine dir

cd ~/railapps/redmine

wget #download redmine

tar -xzf redmine-1.0.3.tar.gz #extract redmine tar.gz

mv redmine-1.0.3/* ./ #move all files

rm -rf redmine-1.0.3 redmin-1.0.3.tar.gz #remove redmine-1.0.3 folder and downloaded tar.gz

# edit database.yml file
vi config/database.yml
# remove comment from production part and populate database details
# -----

mv public/dispatch.fcgi.example public/dispatch.fcgi

chmod 0755 public/dispatch.fcgi tmp/ log/ files/

# edit environment.rb file
vi config/environment.rb
# make sure its set to production
# add line: ENV['GEM_PATH'] = '/path/to/their/home/ruby/gems:/usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8'
# -----

# initialize session storaga
RAILS_ENV=production rake config/initializers/session_store.rb

rake db:migrate RAILS_ENV="production"
rake redmine:load_default_data RAILS_ENV="production" # load database

## Link Subdomain to RedMine installation

cd ~/public_html
rmdir subdomain #remove subdomain directory
ln -s /home/myusername/railapps/redmine/public/ subdomain # make a symbolic link to the redmine app. replace myusername and subdomain with your data

- RedMine should be operational now. Login via http://subdomain.mydomain.tld u:admin p:admin


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