Tuesday, April 21, 2009

installing ruby, rails, and redmine on Apache & FreeBSD 6

I will elaborate on this if anyone needs it, but for now I just wanted to post my notes from this evening when I got ruby, rails, and redmine running on FreeBSD 6 with Apache 2.2:

1. install ruby

#cd /usr/ports/lang/ruby18/
#make && make install

2. install rails 2.2.2
#cd /usr/ports/www/rubygem-rails
#make && make install

3. install ruby-iconv (rake script for redmine won't run without this)
cd /usr/ports/converters/ruby-iconv/
#make && make install

4. install mysql gem
#/usr/local/bin/gem install mysql

5. install passenger
#cd /usr/ports/www/rubygem-passenger
#make && make install

6. add these lines to your httpd.conf:

LoadModule passenger_module /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/passenger-2.1.3/ext/apache2/mod_passenger.so
PassengerRoot /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/passenger-2.1.3
PassengerRuby /usr/local/bin/ruby18

7. install SVN (we'll need it to export the redmine trunk)
#cd /usr/ports/devel/subversion
#make && make install

8. export redmine trunk (note: since we have ruby 2.2.2, we'll need the trunk, not the stable version of redmine.) ** see note below

svn export http://redmine.rubyforge.org/svn/trunk/ redmine

9. follow instructions at: http://www.redmine.org/wiki/redmine/RedmineInstall
10. copy redmine/public/dispatch.fcgi.example to redmine/public/dispatch.fcgi
11. -set up redmine vhost:

# redmine.example.com
ServerName redmine.example.com
DocumentRoot /home/www/redmine/public


Now you should be good to go at redmine.example.com!

The version of trunk I exported seemed to have some bugs, so I ended up installing rails 2.1.2 and going with the stable version of redmine by doing:

#gem install rails --version='=2.1.2'
#svn export http://redmine.rubyforge.org/svn/branches/0.8-stable redmine

Thanks to Mat Schaffer for the help on that one