ChiliProject is not maintained anymore. Please be advised that there will be no more updates.

We do not recommend that you setup new ChiliProject instances and we urge all existing users to migrate their data to a maintained system, e.g. Redmine. We will provide a migration script later. In the meantime, you can use the instructions by Christian Daehn.


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h1. Installation of ChiliProject
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ChiliProject should run on most systems as long as Ruby is available on this platform.
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* [[Installation on Linux|Linux]] — Linux is the preferred plattform for ChiliProject. 
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Specific guides exist for [[Installation_on_Ubuntu_10_10|Ubuntu]], [[Installation on Debian Squeeze|Debian]], [[Installation_on_OpenSUSE_11_3|OpenSUSE]], and [[Installation on CentOS 5|CentOS]]. If you are using Gentoo, you might be interested in this "Gentoo bug": or "Overlay":, they both provide a (the same) ebuild for ChiliProject.
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* [[Installation on Windows|Windows]]
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* [[Installation_on_FreeBSD|FreeBSD]]
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h2. Which version to choose
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It is recommended that you use the latest @stable@ release of ChiliProject for production deployments.  Although we work hard on keeping the whole [[ChiliProject Repository|code base]] stable, the @master@ and @unstable@ branches might break from time to time, so use them only if you are willing to engage very closely with the inner workings of ChiliProject.
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Please refer to the [[release schedule]] for more information about existing and planned releases.
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h2. Installation
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# [[Download|Get the ChiliProject source code]] by either downloading a packaged release or checking out the code repository. Common sources are
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#* Cloning the Git repository on
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git clone -b stable git://
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cd chiliproject
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#* Downloading a release from "the Files section":/projects/chiliproject/files
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# *Install the required gems using bundler*
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#* Run the command @bundle install --without test development@ in the root of ChiliProject. This will download and check that all of the required rubygems are installed.
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%(smallnote)Not all dependencies are required, especially not all database adapters. See our documentation for [[Bundler|setting up bundler]] and chose the settings that are appropriate for you.%
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# *Create an empty database* and an accompanying user named @chiliproject@ for example.
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#*  MySQL < 5.0.2
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create database chiliproject character set utf8;
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grant all privileges on chiliproject.* to 'chiliproject'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';
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#* MySQL >= 5.0.2
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create database chiliproject character set utf8;
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create user 'chiliproject' identified by 'my_password';
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grant all privileges on chiliproject.* to 'chiliproject'@'localhost';
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#* PostgreSQL
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CREATE DATABASE chiliproject WITH ENCODING='UTF8' OWNER=chiliproject;
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# Copy @config/database.yml.example@ to @config/database.yml@ and edit this file in order to configure your database settings for "production" environment. Valid examples are:
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#* MySQL
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  %(smallnote)Depending on your chosen adapter in step 2, you have to either enter @mysql@ or @mysql2@ as the adapter name.%<pre>
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  adapter: mysql
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  database: chiliproject
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  host: localhost
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  port: 3306
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  username: chiliproject
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  password: my_password
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#* PostgreSQL
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  adapter: postgresql
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  database: chiliproject
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  host: localhost
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  port: 5432
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  username: chiliproject
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  password: my_password
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  encoding: utf8
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#* SQLite
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  adapter: sqlite3
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  database: db/production.db
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# Copy @config/configuration.yml.example@ to @config/configuration.yml@ and edit this file for your system's environment. You can check the comments in the file and on [[Configuration File]] for all of the options.
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# Generate a *session store secret*.
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  <pre>bundle exec rake generate_session_store</pre>
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# *Create the basic database structure* by running the following command under the application root directory:
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  <pre>RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake db:migrate
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</pre>It will create the database tables and an administrator account.
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# Insert *default configuration data* into the database, by running the following command:
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  <pre>RAILS_ENV=production bundle exec rake redmine:load_default_data
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</pre>This step is optional but *highly recommended*. It will load default roles, trackers, statuses, workflows and enumerations. If you choose to skip this step, you can later define your own configuration from scratch.
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# *Setting up permissions*
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  _Windows users have to skip this step_
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  The user who runs ChiliProject must have write permission on the following sub-directories: @files@, @log@, @tmp@, and @public/plugin_assets@. So assuming you run ChiliProject with a user called @chiliproject@ you need to setup the following permissions: <pre>
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mkdir -p tmp public/plugin_assets
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sudo chown -R chiliproject:chiliproject files log tmp public/plugin_assets
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sudo chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets
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# *Test the installation* by running the bundled Webrick web server:
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  <pre>bundle exec script/server -e production
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Windows users have to specify to use ruby:<pre>bundle exec ruby script/server -e production
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Once Webrick has started, point your browser to http://localhost:3000/. You should now see the application welcome page.
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  %(smallimportant)Webrick is not suitable for normal use, please only use Webrick for testing that the installation up to this point is functional. It is not recommended to use Webrick for anything other than development or testing. Use one of the many other guides in this wiki to setup ChiliProject with a real application server like "Phusion Passenger (mod_rails) ":, "Unicorn":, or "Thin":
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# Use the default administrator account to *log in*:
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#* *Login:* admin
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#* *Password:* admin
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# You can now go to %(button)Administration% to *modify the basic application settings*. Have a look at the [[Using ChiliProject|user guide]] for information on how to configure your new ChiliProject server.