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GForge AS is completely rebuilt to make a modern, extensible platform with an intuitive interface that ties together a huge toolset, from Source Code Management (SCM) to extremely customizable Trackers, Task Managers, Document Managers, Forums, Mailing Lists. All of these are controlled by a centralized permission system and maintained automatically by the system. |
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Installing GForge Advanced Server
First MAKE YOUR LIFE EASY and start with a clean supported operating
system with "yum" - or yast or whatever your OS uses - properly working.
You should be able to type "yum install php" and have it work. CentOS 5
already has PHP5 and all dependencies built in.
On RHEL4 and CentOS 4, the installer will download PHP5 rpms from
kernel.org and install those.
***IMPORTANT centos4/RHEL4 note - you should first delete the PHP rpms
and the dependencies, like php-mysql and php-ldap before starting this
install, or it could fail during the upgrade to php5***
RECOMMENDED PLATFORM: RHEL5/CentOS5 - All packages are built into the OS
and this is the only platform tested and supported by GForge Group.
Ask for help:
To install PHP:
# yum install php (Fedora Core 4/5, CentOS 4, RHEL5)
Once that's done, you can simply type "php install-gforge-1-deps.php [OS]" and
it will download and install all the requirements. Be sure to change [OS]
for your setup, such as RHEL5, CENTOS5, FC5 - these are the best and easiest
operating systems to use for GForge AS, since they have all or almost all the
packages built in.
Then, simply type "php install-gforge-2-db.php" which will install the default
database, full-text indexing, and other bits of code.
Next, type "php install-gforge-3.php [OS]" which will create directories in /opt/gforge5
/etc/gforge/ and /var/lib/gforge and do a complete installation of the code.
This script will create the directories and move the code into place.
****NOT QUITE DONE YET!***
Next, you must place the crontab into the root crontab with this command:
# crontab crontab.in
Your installation is now complete. You can verify or tweak the installation
with the information below.
The ioncube-encoded version of GForge AS can be sped up significantly
by pre-loading the ioncube loaders. This can increase performance by
up to 50-75% and is noticeable on slower or busy servers. To do this,
go to the ioncube directory in gforge5 like this:
And run the loader-helper script.
Type 1 to get the instructions for the line that you need to be placed
into your php.ini. Place the line as directed and restart apache.
Full Text Indexing
The pdftotext and wvText commands need to be available on your system and
the path set correctly in /etc/gforge/gforge.conf the cronjobs/filesystem_index.php
cronjob will check every 30 minutes to see if new docs have been uploaded and if so
index and make them searchable.
GForge uses mailman for mailing list integration. Mailman is installed
using the dependencies script noted above.
Before mailman can be started, you must create a default mailman mailing list:
# /usr/lib/mailman/bin/newlist mailman
Once that is done, you can start mailman:
# /etc/init.d/mailman start
Verify The Installation
Check the /etc/gforge/httpd.conf, /etc/gforge/gforge.conf and
/etc/gforge/plugins/mailman/mailman.conf to set your hostname.
Make sure your /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf has a line like this at
the very bottom:
Once that's done, restart httpd:
After this, make sure the /etc/gforge/gforge5-db-conf.php file has the correct
information to access your database. Finally, you must rebuld the configuration
and language caches:
Database Manual Installation
Database installation overview
1) Create a "gforge" user in postgres:
# createuser -U postgres -d gforge
(The -d option allows the user to create databases)
2) Create the "gforge5" database:
# createdb -U gforge gforge5
3) Create the pl/pgsql language in gforge database as postgres user
# createlang -U postgres plpgsql gforge5
4) Import gforge schema as gforge user
# psql -U gforge gforge5 < /opt/gforge5/db/pgsql/gforge5-complete.sql
5) Import tsearch2.sql into gforge database as "postgres" user (make sure you've
installed the "postgresql-contrib" package):
# psql -U postgres gforge5 < /usr/share/pgsql/contrib/tsearch2.sql
6) Grant access to the "gforge" user on these special tables:
# psql -U postgres gforge5
gforge5=# GRANT ALL ON TABLE pg_ts_cfg TO gforge;
gforge5=# GRANT ALL ON TABLE pg_ts_cfgmap TO gforge;
gforge5=# GRANT ALL ON TABLE pg_ts_dict TO gforge;
gforge5=# GRANT ALL ON TABLE pg_ts_parser TO gforge;
7) Import full-text-indexing as "gforge" user:
# psql -U gforge gforge5 < /opt/gforge5/db/pgsql/FTI-gforge5.sql
8) Find your pg_hba.conf file and edit it to include these lines:
#local all all md5
local all all trust
The "trust" setting is much less secure, but will be easier to
set up for a novice.
9) Restart postgres:
# /etc/init.d/postgresql restart
10) Now edit /etc/gforge/gforge5-db-conf.php and set the database name,
host and password.
In gforge, the language and configuration files have to be parsed
and saved into the cache directory that is set up by the installation
script. If you find that you have to change a configuration directive
or a text string for your language, you must rebuild the appropiate
cache file. In order to do this, do the following:
* If you must rebuild the configuration cache, run
* If you must rebuild the strings cache, run
TrueType fonts for graphics
By default, the dynamic graphics of the site only support the standard
ASCII 7-bit character set. In order to display foreign characters you
need to have TrueType fonts (TTF) installed in your system.
The procedure to find and install TrueType fonts varies depending on the
OS, so you'll have to check your manual for that.
Once you have TTF files installed on your system, you need to edit the
/etc/gforge/gforge.conf file and set the trueTypeDir variable.
# php /opt/gforge5/bin/create_config_cache.php
If the TrueType fonts are installed in more than one directory, you can
create a font directory for GForge somewhere in your system, and place
a copy of the following files:
For Western languages:
For Traditional Chinese:
For Simplified Chinese:
* kochi-mincho.ttf or kochi-mincho-subst.ttf
You don't need to have all of those files in your system unless you want
support for Asian languages (only the first two files are for Western
languages). If a needed font is not found on your system, the default
(non-TTF) font will be used instead.
Miscellaneous UNIX notes
The following files need to have your hostname set:
The hostname can be automatically changed in the files in /etc/gforge/
at any time using the following command:
# php /opt/gforge5/change-hostname.php
That will also update the hostname for CVS/SVN in the database.
After changing your hostname, you may have to restart some services:
# /etc/init.d/sendmail restart
# /etc/init.d/mailman restart
# php /opt/gforge5/bin/create_config_cache.php
You may also want to make sure httpd, postgresql and mailman start
automatically when your machine boots:
# chkconfig --level 234 httpd on
# chkconfig --level 234 postgresql on
# chkconfig --level 234 mailman on
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