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How to install bugzilla(4.4.5) on ubuntu 14.04?

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How to install bugzilla(4.4.5) on ubuntu 14.04?
posted Sep 6, 2014 by anonymous

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Assuming you're on ubuntu 14.04, already have a LAMP server set up, and know your way around a BASH command line....
.....and I'm going to install the current bugzilla which now is 4.4.6, but at least you'll have an answer.

Get up to date, always:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Become root or type sudo a thousand times:

sudo su -

Get Bugzilla (source):

cd /var/www

Extract it, and link a sane foldername to the current version:

tar xvzf bugzilla-4.4.6.tar.gz
rm bugzilla-4.4.6.tar.gz
ln -s bugzilla-4.4.6 bugzilla
cd bugzilla

In the README, we learn to run


....which will tell us that we have a metric shitton of unmet perl dependencies.
But, we're told:
To attempt an automatic install of every required and optional module
with one command, do:

/usr/bin/perl --all

Now, that will not actually get us everything we want, so:

   /usr/bin/perl Linux::Pid
    /usr/bin/perl  Apache2::SizeLimit
    a2enmod expires
    service apache2 restart

To verify we got everything we wanted, let's run


You need a database. Obviously I'm using MySQL. Steps will vary if you use another db.

mysql -u root -p


 mysql> create database bugs;

Create user & grant privileges, then commit them:

    ->        TO bugs@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'this_is_your_password';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> quit;

Edit the config file:

 vim localconfig

In particular, you need to edit the fields:

$webservergroup = 'www-data';
$db_pass = 'this_is_your_password'; match your local config.

Configure your webserver.

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/
vi bugzilla.conf

It should look like:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        # The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that
        # the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating
        # redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName
        # specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to
        # match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this
        # value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.
        # However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.

        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
        DocumentRoot /var/www/bugzilla
        PerlSwitches -w -T
        PerlConfigRequire /var/www/bugzilla/

        # Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,
        # error, crit, alert, emerg.
        # It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular
        # modules, e.g.
        #LogLevel info ssl:warn

        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

        # For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are
        # enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to
        # include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the
        # following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only
        # after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".
        #Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf


After you have that file you need to run

a2ensite bugzilla
service apache2 restart

And you should be up & running at your address.

answer Oct 31, 2014 by Sean O'brien
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