Migration from Savane to Redmine

I am admin for a server at work foss.ulster.ac.uk to host our open source development work. It used to run on GNU Savane, but despite several efforts, that project is clearly dead in the ditch.

So having to change the underlying system, I decided to move to Redmine (you can see some previous discussion here). I’m recording aspects of the migration here mostly for my own sake.

This install was on Debian Squeeze. I first of all installed the relevant package

and followed the prompts for the configuration. The documentation for the Debian install is a little unhelpful about how to actually configure the web server, and while I have good experience with Apache, I have very little with Ruby on Rails.

I installed the Apache Passenger module.

and copied the example config

I then edited the newly created redmine file to look like this:

In my case I wanted Redmine on the web root, so you can see the changes I made.

I then disabled the default config and enabled this:

and restarted Apache

Now you can login, with the default username and password (admin and admin) and change them and start some configuration.