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.


Version 28 (Holger Just, 2013-04-01 04:07 pm) → Version 29/57 (Holger Just, 2013-04-01 04:07 pm)

h1. Installation


ChiliProject should run on most systems as long as Ruby is available on this platform.

* [[Installation on Linux|Linux]] — Linux is the preferred plattform for ChiliProject. There are specific guides for most common distributions, including [[Installation_on_Ubuntu_10_10|Ubuntu]], [[Installation on Debian Squeeze|Debian]], Lenny|Debian]], [[Installation_on_OpenSUSE_11_3|OpenSUSE]], and [[Installation on CentOS 5|CentOS]].
* [[Installation on Windows|Windows]]
* [[Installation on OSX|Mac OS X]] and [[Installation on OSX Server|Mac OS X Server]]
* [[Installation_on_FreeBSD|FreeBSD]]
* [[Installation_on_Solaris|Solaris]]

h2. Requirements

h3. Ruby

At first, you need to decide for a ruby interpreter. ChiliProject runs best on Ruby 1.8.7 and recent variants of "Ruby Enterprise Edition (REE)": For a new system you should choose one of those. The default ruby 1.8.7 is available for most platforms while other ruby interpreters might work only on certain systems. Check the respective project website for more information.

|_/2. Ruby Variant |_\2. _ChiliProject Version_ |
|_. current master |_. version#4 |
| 1.8 | 1.8.6, 1.8.7 | 1.8.6, 1.8.7 |
| 1.9 | _not supported_ | _not supported_ |
| Ruby Enterprise Edition | 1.8.7-xxx | 1.8.7-xxx |
| JRuby | _not supported_ | _not supported_ |
| Rubinius | _not supported_ | _not supported_ |
| IronRuby | _not supported_ | _not supported_ |

p(smallcaution). Warning: Ruby 1.8.6 releases before p420 contain a XSS vulnerability in webrick. See "CVE-2010-0541":

p(smallinfo). Support for Ruby 1.8.6 is probably going to be dropped soon. For new setups you are advised to use a Ruby 1.8.7 compatible interpreter.

h3. Required Ruby Libraries

In addition to the basic ruby, you need some required libraries (called rubygems) which provide some of the core functionality offered by ChiliProject. Make sure your system has the exact versions of these components installed. If not specified otherwise the exact stated versions are required.

|_/2. Requirement |_\2. _ChiliProject Version_ |
|_. current master |_. version#4 |
|_. rubgems | >= 1.3.1 | >= 1.3.1 |
|_. rails | 2.3.5 | 2.3.5 |
|_. rack | 1.0.1 | 1.0.1 |
|_. rake | >= 0.8.3 | >= 0.8.3 |
|_. i18n | 0.4.2 | 0.4.2 |

h3. Database

ChiliProject stores most of its working data inside a database. It supports each the following databases equally well. Choose the one that fits your needs the most.

* MySQL 5.x
* PostgreSQL 8.x — Any 8.x version is fully supported. Tests on 9.x are sparse, so use this version on your own risk.
* SQLite3

For most production deployments, you should choose one of MySQL or PostgreSQL as these are going to be much more performant. For small and sparsely used installations SQLite3 is also sufficient. To later migrate between databases vendors, you can use "Taps": or some other database agnostic tool.

To connect ChiliProject to the chosen database you need an additional ruby gem which acts as an adapter. For some databases, there are different libraries available and used. As some of the adapters are not maintained anymore you are advised to use one of the preferred gems from the following table. *Preferred database adapters are marked with a star ( !/images/fav.png! ).*

|_/2\2. Requirement |_\2. _ChiliProject Version_ |
|_. current master |_. version#4 |
|_/3. MySQL | mysql !/images/fav.png! _(see notes)_ | _all versions_ | _all versions_ |
| mysql2 _(see notes)_ | _all versions_ | _all versions_ |
| ruby-mysql _(pure ruby version)_ | ??? | ??? |
|_/2. PostgreSQL | pg !/images/fav.png! | _all versions_ | _all versions_ |
| postgres-pr _(pure ruby version)_ | _all versions_ | _all versions_ |
|_. SQLite3 | sqlite3-ruby !/images/fav.png! | _all versions_ | _all versions_ |

The mysql gem exposes a bug in newer releases of Ruby 1.8.6. In order to make it work, you should either use a Ruby version older than or equal to 1.8.6-p388 or a mysql gem version older than or equal to 2.7. Generally, you are advised to run Ruby 1.8.7 if possibly.

Please be aware, that the mysql2 gem is not as powerful as the mysql gem. In the context of a Rails application it is not able to properly execute the
following rake tasks:

* @db:create@ and @db:create:all@
* @db:drop@ and @db:drop:all@
* @db:test:prepare@

h3. Application Server

Every Ruby on Rails application runs in an environment called application server. These server components which provide the basic HTTP functionality. There are various choices which heavily depend on your operating system end environmental constraints. See the installation guide of your specific operating system for more information.

The most common choices for production deployments are "Phusion Passenger (mod_rails) ": for Linux / UNIX which is a module for the Apache2 or Nginx webserver or "Thin": on Windows. Although Rails comes with a basic application server called Webrick it is only suitable for development and tests. *Never use Webrick in production deployments!*

h3. Optional Components

You need some additional software depending on your use-case. For a basic ChiliProject, these components are optional, but might be required for some additional functionality.

|_. Optional Component |_. Description |
| SCM binaries | ChiliProject requires the client binaries for each of the repository types you plan to use. See [[Repository Administration]] for more info. |
| RMagick | This gem is the ruby interface to ImageMagick. It is used to export the Gantt charts to PNG format. |
| ruby-openid | This gem is required for using the OpenID authentication. Version 2 or greater is required. |

h2. Which version to choose

It is recommended that you install the latest release of ChiliProject. We currently [[Release_Schedule|release]] a new version every 6 months, and these releases are considered very usable and stable.

It is thus recommended to use the @stable@ branch for production deployments. Although we work hard on keeping the code base stable, the @master@ and @unstable@ branches might break from time to time. So use them only if you are deeply familiar with Ruby on Rails and can keep up with the changes. For more information about the branch model used in ChiliProject, see the documentation of the [[ChiliProject Repository]].

h2. Installation

# [[Download|Get the ChiliProject source code]] by either downloading a packaged release or checking out the code repository. Common sources are
#* Cloning the Git repository on
git clone git://
cd chiliproject
git checkout stable
#* Downloading a release from "the Files section":/projects/chiliproject/files
# *Create an empty database* and an accompanying user named @chiliproject@ for example.
#* MySQL < 5.0.2
create database chiliproject character set utf8;
grant all privileges on chiliproject.* to 'chiliproject'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';
#* MySQL >= 5.0.2
create database chiliproject character set utf8;
create user 'chiliproject'@'localhost' identified by 'my_password';
grant all privileges on chiliproject.* to 'chiliproject'@'localhost';
#* PostgreSQL
CREATE DATABASE chiliproject WITH ENCODING='UTF8' OWNER=chiliproject;
# Copy @config/database.yml.example.DATABASETYPE@ (e.g. @database.yml.example.mysql@) to @config/database.yml@ and edit this file in order to configure your database settings for "production" environment. Valid examples are:
#* MySQL
adapter: mysql
database: chiliproject
host: localhost
port: 3306
username: chiliproject
password: my_password
#* PostgreSQL
adapter: postgresql
database: chiliproject
host: localhost
port: 5432
username: chiliproject
password: my_password
encoding: utf8
#* SQLite
adapter: sqlite3
database: db/production.db
# 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.
# Generate a *session store secret*.
<pre>rake generate_session_store</pre>
# *Create the basic database structure* by running the following command under the application root directory:
<pre>RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate
</pre>It will create the database tables and an administrator account.
# Insert *default configuration data* into the database, by running the following command:
<pre>RAILS_ENV=production rake redmine:load_default_data
</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.
# *Setting up permissions*
_Windows users have to skip this step_
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>
mkdir tmp public/plugin_assets
sudo chown -R chiliproject:chiliproject files log tmp public/plugin_assets
sudo chmod -R 755 files log tmp public/plugin_assets
# *Test the installation* by running the bundled Webrick web server:
<pre>ruby script/server -e production
</pre>Once Webrick has started, point your browser to http://localhost:3000/. You should now see the application welcome page.
%(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) ": or "Thin":
# Use the default administrator account to *log in*:
#* *Login:* admin
#* *Password:* admin
# 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.